|FAY CONGER “BOB” ANDREWS, 86|
Fay Conger “Bob” Andrews, 86, of Key West, Fla., died Sept. 17, 2001, at the Key West Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Sturgis, S.D., to Conger Vincent and Maude Ellen (Loup/Loop) Andrews, who were CNW railroad agents and long-time residents of the Sturgis area. He was a grandson of Dakota Territory pioneers, Nathaniel Harrison and Isabel (Short) Loop. Mr. Andrews attended Sturgis High School and graduated from Hay Springs (Neb.) High School.
A veteran of World War II, he had worked in California and Louisiana and for the Caterpillar Co. of Peoria, Ill., before retiring in Florida.
Mr. Andrews donated Indian beadwork and other items he had collected to the Deadwood, S.D., museum, and he spent many years interested in and collecting antiques.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Helene (Mrs. W.H.) Andrews of Blair, two nieces, Mary Jo (Mrs. Richard) Kubie of Blair and Ellen (Mrs. Robert) Fischer of Fox Lake, Wis., six great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Harris “Andy” Andrews of Blair, and a sister, Edna (Mrs. Guy) Gregory of Sturgis, S.D.
Mr. Andrews remains will be interred in the National Cemetery in Sturgis.