of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Plymouth, MI, age 94, died Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born October 4, 1924, in Chenoa, Illinois, the son of Russell & Ruth Mildred (Tinges) Andes.
Robert graduated from Pontiac IL High School in 1942, and served with the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Robert worked for GM until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masons. Robert and his family attended the United Methodist Church in Plymouth. He was passionate about fine woodworking, and built several beautiful homes. Robert loved to travel, and had been to all 50 states.
On October 2, 1954, he married Louise Gorman in McDowell, IL and she preceded him in death on December 11, 2015. Survivors include four children, Robert (Cherie) Andes of AZ, James (Barbara) Andes of Marquette, Mary (Rob) Donald of Stevensville, Amy (Jason) Lindauer of Chelsea; 8 grandchildren, Nora, Russell, James, Carlye; Katherine, Matthew, Margaret, Daniel; 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Schieber of IL, Norma Gregory of SC; and a sister-in-law, Janet Gorman of IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Andes & Ruth Ruff, a grandson, Nicholas Andes, and four siblings.
A private memorial service was held Thursday, October 3, at Chelsea Retirement Community Towsley Village Chapel with Rev. Tina Zimmerman officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Retirement Community Foundation, UMRC Scholarship Fund, or Disabled Veterans of America. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.