Andrew Chiri, Jr. Obituary

Andrew  Chiri, Jr.
Andrew Chiri, Jr.
Andrew Chiri, Jr.

September 27, 1925 - August 5, 2009
Born in Williamson, IA
Resided in Granger, IA
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Andrew Chiri, Jr., age 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in Granger, Iowa where he lived for the past 49 years. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 11 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at Assumption Catholic Church.

Andy was born September 27, 1925 in Williamson, Iowa. He graduated from Williamson High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and saw action aboard the U.S.S. Casablanca during WWII. He met Mary in Gary, Indiana and they were married in 1947. Andy worked for Firestone Tire Company for 43 years before retiring in 1991.

Andy enjoyed bowling for many years and trapping with his sons. He was an avid fisherman, spending many summers in Canada with his family, friends and friends from Canada. Andy will be remembered for his sense of humor and being a wonderful husband, loving father, giving grandfather and caring great grandfather.

Andy will be missed by his wife, Mary of 62 years; children, Greg of Woodward, Bonet (Ray) of Des Moines, Randy (Audrey) of Granger, Mark (Karen) of New London, Andy of Granger and Gina (Andre) of California; 13 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew; mother, Maryann; sister, Bernice; younger brother, Willis Dean and infant son, Andrew Chiri.

The family would like to thank the staff at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Granger Nursing and Rehab Center and Iowa Hospice for their care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Catholic Church.

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Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Monday, August 10, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
11:00 AM