Andrew “Andy” John Kolenich, 81, of Auburn, Ill. passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at his home in Auburn. He was born on February 19, 1938 in Auburn, the son of Andrew and Cecelia (Bottino) Kolenich. He married Joyce Grossner on May 28, 1959 in Auburn. Andy worked in heating and cooling at Dickey-John in Auburn. He loved to fish and he especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also a die-hard Steelers fan. Andy was a member of the Divernon Resi Sportsmans Club in Divernon.
He is survived by his wife: Joyce Kolenich of Auburn, Ill.; children: Cynthia (Dave) Jones, Michael (Sallie) Kolenich, Monica (Sean) O’Rourke, Susan (Kevin) Crum; grandchildren: Kyle Jones, Zachary Jones, Ashley (Jason) Sharp, Miranda (Austin) Peters, Madison Kolenich, Ashley (Erik) Hackney, Matthew (Michele) O’Rourke, Patrick O’Rourke, Andrew (Kayla) Crum and Michael (Shannon) Crum, sister: Mary Ann Pierce, Three great-grandsons and 2 great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his Parents, and his Brother: Robert Kolenich.
Friends and family may come and share memories on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Auburn Community Center in Auburn, Ill. It was Andy’s wishes to be cremated and have an inurnment at a later date.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign the on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.