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Richard "Dick" Elmer Andrus

March 10, 1924 — April 14, 2023

Wausau

Richard Elmer Andrus, 99, Wausau died April 14, 2023, at Sylvan Crossings Assisted Living on Evergreen in Wausau after a three month stay. 

He was born March 10, 1924, in Tomahawk, WI, son of the late Percy and Myrtle Andrus.  He married Nathalie Beilke on August 26, 1950, in the Town of Maine, Wausau. Nathalie passed away in 2015. 

Richard (Dick) was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He worked for Wisconsin Public Service in Wausau for over 40 years until he retired at the age of 62. Dick was very active in his church, Trinity Lutheran as an elder, serving on many boards and committees. Dick loved to garden, take care of his yard, golf and do woodworking projects. He was an active golfer until the age of 97. Dick also loved to spend time at the family cabin on Lake Nokomis, fishing and playing cards with Nathalie in his retirement years. 

Dick served in the 112th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division of the United States Army during WWII from 1942-1944, in the European Theater, receiving a Silver Battle Star and three Overseas Service Bars. In 2011, he was able to take the World War II Honor Flight to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in as an honored veteran. 

Survivors include children, Mary Kay (Ted) Bensen, John (Janean) Andrus, Rev. David (Debb) Andrus; his grandchildren, Angela (Aaron Boeckermann) Stoeckman, Trisha (Cedar) Decker, Ashley (Chad) Kumm, Tori (Brian) Hopler, Meg Andrus; and his great-grandchildren, Mya and Raya Decker and Michael Kumm.  He was preceded in death by his wife Nathalie, infant son Steve, sister Maureta Dodds and his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Ave, Wausau (lunch to follow) with visitation at the church prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jim Mayland officiating. Entombment will be at Restlawn Chapel Mausoleum, Wausau.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

9:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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