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December 14, 2013

Dexter 'Bud' O. Andrews

Feb. 4, 1932 - Dec. 11, 2013

Dexter “Bud” O. Andrews, 81, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at his home in Two Rivers, Wis. He was born Feb. 4, 1932, to Mary Benedict and Earl Dexter Andrews in Two Rivers, Wis.

He was raised in the poorest conditions imaginable during the Great Depression on a wooded, untamed 40-acre farm. With his three siblings, Ruth (Braun), and twins Albert Andrews and Alice (Richard) they lived 64 miles northwest of Green Bay in Mountain, Wis. They had no running water, no electricity, and no mother. The one thing he did have was his beloved father, Earl, who filled his life with love, hope, and inspiration.

Bud joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving on a destroyer during the Korean War. While in the Navy, Bud met an angel, the love of his life, Shirley Richard, in Two Rivers on July 4, 1952. They married on July 10, 1954. In 1955, he was honorably discharged and attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, eventually earning a development technician degree in 1957.

Bud moved his growing family in 1958 to South Milwaukee, Wis., where he spent many years raising his six boys. His love of music expanded beyond country and western music as he relished watching his sons perform in various musical theater productions.

The family moved to Kokomo in 1973. While in Kokomo, Bud received special recognition for helping save a colleague’s life through applying CPR. Bud also singlehandedly sponsored a nine-member Vietnamese family, profoundly changing their lives forever. He worked in the migrant ministry. His love of carpentry enabled him to make extra money renovating recreational rooms, adding screened-in porches, and re-roofing houses throughout Kokomo. A man of many talents, he learned how to square dance, garden, golf, play bridge, and began to travel abroad.

Bud held a variety of leadership positions at AC Spark Plug/Delco Electronics (a subsidiary of GM) in Oak Creek, Wis., and Kokomo for 34 years, retiring as a senior cost analyst.

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