Andrew "Andy" O. Fossum 6-3-1944 - 1-20-2022
March 2, 2022
Andrew "Andy" O. Fossum, 77 of Ashland, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the Oxbow Living Center. He was born on June 3, 1944, to Orrin and Dorothy (Redfield) Fossum in Glasgow, Mont. Andy graduated from high school in Opheim, Mont., in 1963.
In December of 1965 he joined the Army and served in the military police while stationed in Berlin. He married Juanita McLaughlin on Sept 6, 1964, and to this union a daughter Andrea was born. Andy and Juanita later divorced, and he then married Bonnie Young on Dec. 28, 1979, in Syracuse. Soon after they married, they moved to Loomis, Neb., where Andy owned a Ford implement dealership. He then managed Loomis Oil Co-Op and owned and operated Townmart, a convenient store in Loomis for 16 years. While in Loomis he served as a volunteer firefighter.
After moving to Gretna, he worked as a propane service manager for Sapp Brothers until retirement in 2018. Andy was a member of the American Legion, Ducks Unlimited and had a strong Lutheran faith. He will be remembered for his kind heart, generosity to neighbors and being handy and able to fix almost anything.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie; foster brother Marvin Robinson; two brothers-in-law, Allan Young and George Johnson; parents and parents-in-law.
He is survived by his siblings Jerry (Rose) Fossum, Carole (Mike) Zeitner, Janet Fossum, Sarah (Chuck) Thompson and Bob (Mary) Fossum; children Andrea Fossum, Jen Brigden, Jason (Natalya) Young; grandsons Aidan Brigden and Jack Young; brother-in-law Dale (Birdean) Young; sisters-in-law: Pat Robinson and Lois Johnson; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A private family graveside service was held on Wednesday, January 26, at 10 a.m. at the Park Hill Cemetery, followed by a private family memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at the Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home.