Cover photo for Loyd Andrew's Obituary
Loyd Andrew Profile Photo

Loyd Andrew

July 30, 1941 — December 11, 2023

Loyd Andrew

Loyd Russell Andrew, age 82, of Dubuque, IA, formerly of Atlantic and Council Bluffs, IA, passed away Monday, December 11, 2023, at Harmony Dubuque.

Loyd was born in Cumberland, IA, on July 30, 1941, to Glen and Erma (Russell) Andrew.  His education started at a country school south of Cumberland and later when the family moved to Council Bluffs he attended Washington Junior High.  He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1960.  After high school, Loyd joined the United States Air Force and served four years at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, NE, earning the rank of Sergeant.  He also served two years in the Air Force Reserves and attended Bellevue College, graduating in 1970.

On June 14, 1969, Loyd married Glenda Frank and the Lord blessed them with two daughters, Joy Marie and Julie Ann.

Loyd started in corporate employment with Fruehauf Trucking Company in Omaha, NE for 10 years and Capital Records in Council Bluffs for 2 years.  Loyd left the corporate world in 1984, to start his own company, Andrew Painting and Woodworking.  In 1988, Loyd was hired by Diamond Vogel Paint Company where he worked for 25 years, managing several stores for the company and working in the Bellevue, NE store for over 10 years.

 As a young boy Loyd received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior.  For over 32 years, Loyd served as an elder for Council Bluffs Bible Chapel, later attended Atlantic Gospel Chapel and presently attended Great Adventure Church in Dubuque.  Loyd enjoyed vacationing with his family in Estes Park, CO and his hobbies included woodworking, painting, and gardening. He built several beautiful furniture pieces and created many paintings for his family to enjoy!

Loyd is survived by his wife of 54 years, Glenda Andrew; two daughters and their spouses, Joy Marie (Glendon) Thompson of Valley Center, KS and Julie Ann (Michael) Eells of Asbury, IA; ten grandchildren, Kitara Thompson, Sammy Lane Thompson, and Glendon Thompson, Jr. of Valley Center, KS and Noah Eells, Abigail Eells, Katherine Eells, Jonathan Eells, Emma Eells, Elizabeth Eells, and Grace Eells of Asbury, IA; brother and sister-in-law, Lyle and Shirley Andrew of Bella Vista, AR; two nieces, Shelley (Dallas) Hewett of Wichita, KS and Christine (Dave) Johnson of Bentonville, AR; and many great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Erma Andrew and his parents-in-law, Glen and Esther Frank.

Visitation with the family present will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 15th at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 16th at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.  Burial, with military honors by the Atlantic Color Guard, will be held in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation to various Christian charities that Loyd and Glenda support.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Loyd’s family and his arrangements.  Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Loyd Andrew, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Roland Funeral Service

204 E 5th St, Atlantic, IA 50022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am

Roland Funeral Service

204 E 5th St, Atlantic, IA 50022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial with Military Honors

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 825

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree