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Myron 'Butch' Andert

Myron George 'Butch' Andert was born on Aug. 11, 1936 in Morris, the son of Alvin C. and Mae L. (Hendrickson) Andert. He was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Alberta and attended school in Albert a.

On Dec. 22, 1977, Butch was united in marriage to RoseDelle L. (Peterson) Black in Watertown, S.D.. Butch was employed in the road construction business during his working years and enjoyed doing 'handyman' work for anyone that need a helping hand. He liked fishing, camping, sitting around and building bonfires and racing. Butch was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was always helping Rose with chores around the house, such as canning, making lefse, cooking and anything she needed help with. He was her 'Rock'.

On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, Butch suffered the effects of an aortic aneurism and was flown to Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. He passed away there, shortly after arrival. He was 73 years old.

Surviving family include his loving wife Rose of Granite Falls; his children- Kem (Joyce) Black of Sacred Heart, Kari (Chuck) Twedt of Granite Falls and Kelly ( Richard) Schulte also of Granite Falls; grandchildren- Kandi (Cody) Hess of Plato, Krystal (Dave) Lien of Dawson, Amber Twedt of Granite Falls, Megan Schulte and special friend Dustin Stone of Granite Falls, Melissa Schulte and special friend Travis Bavier of Redwood Falls, Sabrina (Shawn) Hagen and Katerina Penske all of Sacred Heart; Ten great grandchildren- Bree, Noah, Davyn, Dysan, Brayden, Cheyenne, Ariel, Tristan, Logan and Zandra; three brothers - Harvey, Kenny and David; two sisters- Marlene Meyer and Betty Fandel; many friends and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Ellen Peterson; his brother John 'Skip' Andert; and infant daughter, Becky Andert; grandson Dustin Twedt and two nephews - Travis Andert and Steve Meyer.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Granite Falls with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation and reviewal will be held from 5- 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 evening at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Granite Falls and continue one hour prior to the funeral at church.

Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls is in charge of funeral arrangements.