SAVANNA—Andrew "Gump" Green Sr., 69, of Savanna, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at MercyOne in Clinton, Iowa.
A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 29, with burial at Albreicht Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share in Andrew's life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Andrew was born April 15, 1951, in Savanna, the son of Lyle and Lorena (Johnson) Green. He attended Savanna schools. Following high school, Andrew went to work for the Milwaukee Railroad, serving on his father's crew. He later worked nearly 20 years for Breuning's Livestock, then on to Twin Pond Farm for an additional 20 years.
Andrew was truly a family man. He would often spend his days making the rounds to his family, spread throughout the area, stopping in to check on his favorite people. He kept up on all their lives, and time spent with his children and his grandson, brought him the most joy, in life.
In his free time, he enjoyed the outdoors. He'd hunt and fish when the opportunity presented itself, hunt for morels every season, and for years, treasured time spent playing horseshoes with his father and brothers. If you found him inside, he was probably watching a John Wayne movie or working on a puzzle.
Andrew will be dearly missed by his mother, Lorena Green of Savanna; wife, Mary Green of Thomson; son, Andrew (Jamie) Green Jr. of Mount Carroll; grandson, Jenson Green; three stepsons, Steven (Michelle) Fredericks of Savanna, Robert (Veronica) Fredericks of Mount Carroll, and Jason (Angela) Harris, of Savanna; step-grandchildren, Isabella and Zoe, and Sidney and Saphire; five brothers, William (Donna) Green of Massbach, Lyle (Mary) Green of Elizabeth, Enoch (Ramona) Green of Elizabeth, Tony (Vicki) Green of Savanna, and Randy (Jennifer) Green of Elizabeth; and two sisters, Bonnie Howard of Mount Carroll and Laurie (James) Kehl of Massbach.
Andrew was preceded in death by his father, Lyle; brothers, Russell, Ray and Danny; sister-in-law, Debra; and nephew, Brian.