Andrew C. Chmieleski, age 80, born November 4, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay, MN, passed away while in the arms of his children at the hospital on March 22, 2013. Proud Korean War Vet and Union 512 Iron Worker.
Proceeded in death by Wife – Beverly, Father – Joseph Chmielewski, Mother – Christina Altman, Sisters – Agnes, Sophie, Ruby, Bertha, Pearl (who passed at age 19), Brothers – Joseph, Frank, Bernard, Casmir.
Survived by: Sister – Wanda Schultz (Chmieleski), Daughter – Sandy & Jeff Southward of Maplewood, Son – Patrick & Deb Chmieleski of St Croix Beach, Son – Michael & Laurie Moore of Woodbury, Son – Mark & Carol Moore of River Falls, Larry & Barbara Moore of Stillwater Oklahoma
Grand Children – Dana & Jordan Southward, Mandy & Krissi Featherstone, Zachary & Alexander Moore, Ben Moore, Aaron & Sarah Moore
Great Grand Children – Gage Traynor, Kaidence Gleason, Donovan Weiss, Dayton Weiss
Many friends and neighbors
Andrew Chmieleski was raised along with 12 brothers and sisters and was turned over to an orphanage at age 6 where he was raised by the nuns. He joined the Army and fought in the Korean War. He then became an Iron Worker and retired after 36 hard years. Andy spent his retirement enjoying family and hobbies. He never would miss a birthday party or Holiday celebration. He loved working with his hands and helping his children in their homes, building, plumbing, tiling or laying sod. He was always there when help was needed. He loved his family, friends and neighbors.
Please join us in celebrating Dad’s new life. We will be hosting a gathering at Woodbury Lutheran Church on Saturday April 6th at 9:00am – 11:00am to gather with family, friends, and neighbors. Service at 11:00am with Lunch to follow. As Andy who always had a wonderful sense of humor would say… “No doggie bags”