Andrew "Andy" Kemmerer

Jan 11, 2019
Kemmerer, Andrew crop


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home


Visitation from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home.


Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo


Memorials may be directed to the family.


Andrew “Andy” “Pun” Kemmerer, 35, of Independence, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

Andy was born on July 27, 1983 in Waterloo, the son of David S. and Jayne Rymer Kemmerer. He married Courtney Philo in Independence on July 13, 2007.

Andy graduated from Dunkerton High School in 2002 and attended Ellsworth Community College where he obtained a masonry degree.

He worked for Bertch Cabinets in Jesup loading semis until 2005 then started at MHI as a resident treatment worker in Independence. He was also a member of fire department at MHI.

Andy is survived by his son, Jaxon Kemmerer; daughter, Hadley Kemmerer; and step-daughter, Alivia Thomas, all of Independence; brother, Chris (Samantha) Kemmerer of Waterloo; mother, Jayne Kemmerer of Evansdale; paternal grandmother, Betty Kemmerer of Elk Run Heights; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and a niece.

He is preceded in death by his father; paternal grandfather, Robert Kemmerer; and maternal grandparents, Jack and Jeane Rymer.


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  1. Randall | Feb 15, 2019
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Andy.    Psalms 34:18 says  that God is near to those brokenhearted.  Draw close to God and he will grant you peace & comfort during this grievous time
  2. Rochelle Dolan | Jan 14, 2019
    Jayne, I want you to know that I enjoyed working with your son here at MHI.  I was quite fond of Andy.  Rochelle (Miller) Dolan, East High Class of 1974
  3. Mary Conrad | Jan 13, 2019
    So Sorry For Your Loss
  4. Renee Ohl | Jan 13, 2019
    R I.P. Big Guy!
  5. Dee Naber | Jan 12, 2019
    Courtney, so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs!
  6. Julie love | Jan 11, 2019
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
  7. LAURIE SIMPSON | Jan 11, 2019
    Courtney, so very sorry for your loss! Our sympathy to you and the children during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you!

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