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Colin J. Andre
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Iowa City Colin J. Andre, 62, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 17, 2011 from an apparent heart attack. A Funeral Service to celebrate Colin’s life will be held at 3pm, Friday, September 23, 2011 at the First Christian Church, 900 Lincolnshire Place, Coralville, IA. Rev. John McKinstry will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 11 to 1pm at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, and at the Church after 2pm Friday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Iowa City Noon Lions Club, Mercy Hospital Foundation for Diabetes Education or the American Heart Assn. Colin was born September 30, 1948 in Burlington, IA the son of Elmer and Genevieve Kelly Andre. He grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1967. Colin married his high school sweetheart, Dana Stewart on July 26, 1969. To their 43 year union were born two children Andrea and Derek. Colin received his art degree from the University of Iowa and utilized his artistic skills as a jeweler in the Iowa City area for many years. Colin was a well known for his custom jewelry creations and helped countless patrons celebrate weddings, anniversaries and all of life’s most precious events over the years. A registered member of the Lakota Sioux Tribe, his jewelry can be found in the Arlene Hirschfelder Collection (American Native Press Archive, University of Arkansas at Little Rock). When he wasn’t at his jewelry store, Colin enjoyed playing guitar, photography, and riding his motorcycle. He loved the open road, and cherished the many road trips he took on his Harley-Davidson with Dana and their friends. Colin was the grandfather of five, and he truly enjoyed spending time with each of them and having his grandchildren help him behind his workbench at his jewelry store. Colin was an active member in the Iowa City Noon Lion’s Club, HOG group and the Elks Club. He will be forever remembered by his wife, Dana; daughter Andrea (Mitch) Dotson and their children Jordan, Michael, Jena and Wyatt; son Derek (Josie) Andre and their daughter Layla; his mother, Genevieve Breuer; sisters, Georgia Andre and Annette Breuer; brothers Roger Andre and Craig (Denise) Breuer; in-laws Marion and Barbara Stewart; sisters- in-law Cynthia (Michael) Hoeningsburg, Lori Stewart (Todd Kirchner); nieces and nephews, Merit, Landis, Tom, Vanessa, Erin, Nolan, Miles and Jared. Colin was preceded in death by his father Elmer and his stepfather Kenneth Breuer. The seat on Colin’s Harley will be empty as he takes his epic ride and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Iowa City Noon Lions Club Mercy Hospital Foundation for Diabetes Education The American Heart Association

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





3:00 PM
First Christian Church

900 Lincolnshire Place
Coralville, IA 52241


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