Andrew “Andy” N. Grinde, 79, of Rushford, died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Andy was born on Nov. 24, 1936, in La Crosse, Wis., to Odin A. and Bertha E. (Anderson) Grinde. He was raised in the Rushford and Peterson areas. He was a 1954 graduate of Peterson High School.

Andy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage with Annette (Marie) Berg on Aug. 13, 1960.

He farmed for many years and worked for G.S. Woxland Plumbing and Heating from 1982 until 2010.

He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post 94 in Rushford.

Andy enjoyed reading, television, fixing things and raising his four children.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; four children: Connie Grinde Morejon of Caledonia, Cathleen Grinde of La Crescent, Andrew Grinde Jr. of Happy, Texas, and William “Bill” (Melissa) Grinde of La Crescent; three grandchildren: Jesse, Kayla, and Amelia; and by many nieces and nephews as well as several brothers- and sisters-in-law.

His parents preceded him in death.

There will be a memorial service for Andy at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the Service on Monday at the funeral home.

Military Honors by American Legion Post 94 of Rushford will follow the service outside of the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

The Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of Rushford assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hofffuneral.com.