Edward Elmer Andres, of Antigo, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He was 92 years old. He was born on August 16, 1928, in Antigo, a son of Emil and Clara (Kloida) Andres. He married Virginia Guenthner on July 3, 1948, at Peace Lutheran Church in Antigo. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2001.
He was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1946.
Mr. Andres worked for Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Antigo and Merrill as Foreman for 39 1/2 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Antigo.
Ed enjoyed spending time at the cottage with his family. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed snowmobiling, four-wheeling, listening to polka music, and gardening.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon (Michael) Ingram of Kronenwetter, Sandra Cahak of Antigo and Jayne (Charles) Paulson of Antigo; three sons, Robert (Gloria) Andres of Antigo, Donald (Teresa) Andres of Bryant and William Andres of Antigo; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Theda) Andres of Appleton; and sister-in-law, Kathy Nonnemacher of Antigo.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Charles Cahak; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Andres; a granddaughter, Amber Ingram; and three brothers, Arthur, David, and Eugene.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. David Karolus officiating. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
"Dear Cherie, Bob, Sandy, Jayne, Don and Bill,
Remembering Uncle Ed and all the fun times at the cottage and all the times the brothers got to together to help each other with their remodeling projects. Seemed like one of them always had something going on. Will be thinking of all of you on Tuesday and wish I could be there. Hope the 4 brothers are sitting together with grandpa and grandma looking down on us and sharing a beer. Kathy"
"Tori and Gloria, I?m sorry for your loss and I hold you both in my heart. Your Families are in my prayers ??"
"Bill and family, sorry we wont be able to be with you for the services as we both have Dr appointments. Know our hearts and thoughts will be with you. Keep the memories in your heart and know Grandpa was a special man we all were fortunate to know. Hugs Tink and Jule"
"Cheri, Bob, Sandy, Jayne Kay, Don & Bill (& families)
Very sad to hear of Uncle Ed's passing. He's probably having one of those 99 bottles of beer on the wall.
One of my favorite memories of Uncle Ed: Spending a week or 2 up north at the cottage with your guys during the summers and him always having those candy bars stashed under the front seat of his vehicle!
Dad always said Ed was the best shoemaker in town!
Diane & Dave"