Andrew ‘Andy’ J. Wiesbrook, 52, of Mineral, IL passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home.
Andy was born on November 17, 1968, the son of Philip and Mary (Schofield) Wiesbrook, in Naperville, IL. Andy was a loving dad to his children Gary, Alex and Sophie and was very proud of them. Andy loved the outdoors, enjoyed farming and being a land steward, spending time camping and fishing, and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed playing cards and games, and traveling (out West and Hawaii, especially). He loved to spend time with friends and family, and especially enjoyed large family gatherings. He was a great salesman, loved a good joke and loved to tell and hear a good story, and had a contagious belly laugh and a big smile. He lived a big life and touched the lives of more people than we know. He was known to help anyone who needed it. He was a former Annawan school board member, former trustee of Mineral township, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the NRA.
Those left to cherish his memory include beloved children Gary Andrews, Annawan, IL, Alex Wiesbrook, Atkinson, IL and Sophia Wiesbrook, Atkinson, IL; mother, Mary D. Wiesbrook, Princeton, IL.; and former wife, Wendy Baele, Atkinson, IL. He was also a loving brother to siblings Linda (Kevin) Lonergan, Galena IL, Lois (Peter) Ritchken, Cleveland, OH, Steve Wiesbrook, Plainfield IL, Sharon (Mike) Post, Brookfield, WI, Nancy Goodman, Sheffield, IL, Paul (Geriann) Wiesbrook, Joliet, IL, Judy (Craig) Hill, Beaver Dam, WI, and Scott (Michelle) Wiesbrook, Philo, IL. He was a fun and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and had three great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Philip.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield, IL. Reverend Mark Miller will celebrate. Cremation rites and interment will be accorded at a later date. Visitation will be from 9.30 – 10.30 prior to the funeral on Tuesday at the church. Due to COVID, there will be a strict limit of 80 people at the funeral service. While attending the visitation and service, masks must be worn, and social distancing maintained. The service will be live streamed on the Vandemore Facebook page. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Atkinson Chapel will be assisting the family with arrangements. Vandemore website (vandemorefuneralhome.com) will include a video tribute of Andy’s life and a tribute wall for condolences for the family.
Donations for Alex and Sophie’s college education may be made at this site: https://gofund.me/f70649d0 or to the Annawan FFA Chapter.
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