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Michael L. Andries

November 18, 1944 - June 9, 2020

Michael Andries of McKinney, Texas passed away June 9, 2020 at the age of 75. He was born on November 18, 1944 to Albert Vincent Andries and Ruby (Meyers) Andries in DeQuincy, Louisiana.  Michael was a 1963 graduate of Holy Savior Menard Catholic School in Alexandria, Louisiana.  He attended Louisiana State University and Northwestern State University before joining the United States Marine Corps in May of 1966.  Michael served his country proudly in Khe Sanh, Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968 as a Corporal for United States Marine Corps.  After he was discharged from duty, Michael and Karen married in Prescott, Arizona.  They lived in Louisiana for a short time before moving to California.  Together, he and Karen raised their two daughters in California before settling in Texas in 1990.  After retirement, he and Karen bought a cattle farm in Blue Ridge, Texas.  Michael enjoyed tending the farm for several years before his health declined.  Being at home, he valued spending time with his beloved wife, Karen and dogs, Winston and Hilts.  During their time together, Michael and Karen traveled to numerous countries with family and friends.  He loved watching Fox News. Michael most loved making delicious meals for his family and keeping his lawn pretty for all to see.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Karen Parson Andries; daughters, Ashley Andries and wife, Laura of McKinney, Texas and Danielle Andries, all of McKinney, Texas; brothers and sisters, Ronnie, Kala, Alice, Alan, Lynn, Candace, and Terry; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ruby Andries; and brother, Donald Andries.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Michael’s obituary page.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Michael and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Facebook live for servic https://www.facebook.com/TurrentineJacksonMorrow/videos/2693208591006430/

 

Youtube link for service https://youtu.be/a43cvxfnn04 

 

 

 

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I am so sorry to hear of his death. Please know you are in my prayers. Gwen McMillan, June 18, 2020 Ashley, Words cant relieve the heaviness of your heart, but I pray you have countless memories to help you and your family all smile again. May the Lord bless and comfort you. kelly golden, June 17, 2020 Sending prayers. Sorry for your loss. Uncle Mike was always a giant of a man with a huge smile. Take care. Love, Brad
Bradley Heck, June 15, 2020 Holding dear so many great memories of time spent together, and sharing your sorrow as well. XOXO Monya Monya Andries Galaif, June 13, 2020 Dear Karen: We are so saddened by Mike's passing. He was such a great guy and by the outpouring of love and sadness, it is obvious he will be greatly missed by many. Hugs to you and the girls and much love. Gisela Gisela & John Stogner, June 13, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you Karen.
Kass Bates, June 13, 2020 Karen, I miss Mike all ready. No wonder you fell in love with him- he was SO handsome from the day you met. Your love for each other loyalty were wonderful to see. All your fun adventures together filled your home with warm memories. May the be your comfort and strength. Chrisy Chrisy Acuns, June 12, 2020 Karen and family Mike will be greatly missed. I’m here to listen if you need someone. Love and prayers Miriam, June 12, 2020 Dearest Karen and Andries family, Dan and I send our loving sympathy to you as you mourn the loss of a wonderful husband, father, and relative. We pray for God’s grace and comfort for all of you during this difficult time. Much love, Pam and Dan Brown Pam Brien, June 12, 2020 Mike was a wonderful brother-in-law, and we have many fond memories to cherish. Thinking of you all, and wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Jay and Lisa Negri, June 11, 2020 To Ashley and family, You have been so much in my thoughts. I know this is hard. Remember fond memories. Your dad was a FUN man. Peace be with you and your family. Nancy~ Nancy Donnelly, June 11, 2020 My sincerest condolences to your family. Patti Brodersen , June 11, 2020 Andres family- Never have I experienced so much love than from your family. With that great love from your family has shaped the way I and our family loves. Thank you for sharing with the Woodcook’s. We could not have done it with out y’all. All my love Colin Colin, Jesse, Julie, and baby Woodcook , June 10, 2020 Mike was a hero to me! He was a father figure and had a heart of gold! He was an outstanding cook and always made me feel so welcome and part of the Andries family. Many prayers and thoughts for all of you. I love you all. Stephanie Stephanie Hudson, June 10, 2020 We are so sorry for the loss of Mike. Your family is in our prayers. Paul & Jeannie Andries, June 10, 2020 It’s hard to find the right words to say and can only say I am sorry. I enjoyed talking with Mike about the automotive industry and California. He was always so positive, warm and liked to tell of his experiences in life. I know you will miss him. I will pray for the healing of your sorrow. My thoughts are with the three of you. Susan Samuel , June 10, 2020 Karen, Mike was such a gentle man and a gentleman! I will never forget how kind he was even if I just popped in. I am very grateful I witnessed how devoted he was to you and your gals. Your marriage was a testament to all. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss of one of the GOOD guys! Whenever you need to, I am miles away, but also right there if you need me. Love, Adrian Trevis sends his best, he knew Mike was a great person, too. Adrian Lunsford, June 10, 2020 Dear Karen and daughters, Rich and I want to offer our sympathy. I know this has been a trying time for you and Mike. I'm so sorry that you have had to go thru this. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Claudia and Rich Claudia and RichRees, June 10, 2020 Mike was always loving, generous with his laughter and accepting of others. Chris adored him. He is loved and will be missed. Jerry and Janice Ashmore, June 10, 2020 My deepest condolences to you Karen and your family. Please know that you and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Lisa Lisa Herr, PEO, June 9, 2020 Karen Your husband may be gone from your sight, but never from your heart.  Prayers are with you and your family.
Paula Hightower Warren, June 9, 2020 Mike was such a nice man and I’m honored to have known him. Sending hugs & prayers to Karen, Danielle, Ashley, Laura and the rest of the family. Love you guys. Teri Stazko, June 9, 2020 Dear Karen, Danielle and Ashley, Please accept our deepest sympathy and most heartfelt condolences in the death of your beloved husband and father. You could not have cared for him and tended to his needs more faithfully and lovingly. Our hearts are with you every day. Love,
Stan and Betty Coon, June 9, 2020 My heart goes out to Karen, Ashley and Danielle at this sad time. My husband and I met Mike and Karen in Istanbul, Turkey. We discovered we lived 50 miles apart in Texas! Our friendship, mutual admiration and trips continued from that time onward. How I remember Mike's hearty laugh and easy style. The man so loved to cook and we equally loved to share in his meals. When visiting Mike and Karen, we could always expect an evening filled with laughter and stories of our trips together. There is an empty hole in my heart with the loss of Mike. He was one of a kind. Dolores Dailey, June 9, 2020 Lorilee and I will miss Mike so very much!! He enriched our lives immensely and we will always be Indebted to him for his courageous service in Vietnam. He was loved and respected By family and friends from all walks of live. Terry and Lorilee Andries, June 9, 2020 Bill and I send our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless Love Bill and Debbie Debbie Psencik, June 9, 2020 We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss, and you and Mike and the family remain in our prayers. Glendora and Jerry Waldrup, June 9, 2020 Rest in peace Uncle Mike. Becky Andries Williams, June 9, 2020