John Andrew

Memorial services for John Patrick Andrew, 44, of Rockford, Minn., were Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford.

Rev. Jon Rhodes officiated and interment followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.


Honorary Urn Bearers were Troy Stowell, Andy Gast, Jeff Meinen, Steve Becker, Marty Hallock and John Williams.

Mr. Andrew died Friday, Feb. 22.

He was born April 8, 1968, in Edina the son of Gary and Judith Tibodeau Andrew.

He graduated from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in 1986 and attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance Degree.

On Oct. 10, 1998, John Andrew and Michelle Stowell were joined in holy marriage at Golden Valley Lutheran Church  in Golden Valley, Minn. God blessed their marriage with three beautiful children.

He is a loving husband and father; his family was the center of his life. He enjoyed cheering on his children in their different sports whether it be on the sideline or as a coach. Family gatherings and time spent with friends were also a big part of his life. Mr. Andrew was a respected member of the community.

He was employed as a Financial Consultant with Investors Financial Group, LLC.

He was a faithful member of Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford .

Survived by his loving wife, Michelle; three children, Ryan age 12, Jacob age 11 and Ella age 8; his mother, Judith Andrew; his father, Gary Andrew; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Marquita Stowell; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Todd (Lisa) Stowell, Troy (Audrey) Stowell, Monica Mooney, Dawn (Andy) Gast and Melanie (Jeff) Meinen; grandmother-in-law: Donna Talmage; nieces/nephews, cousins and cherished friends.

Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Marcellus and Julia Tibodeau, grandfather-in-law: Dale Talmage and by a brother-in-law: Loran Stoik.