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George Andler, 98, Columbus

May 1, 2019

George R. Andler, 98, Columbus, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Dycora Transitional Living in Beaver Dam.

George was born the son of Rudolph and Alma (Franz) Andler on Jan. 20, 1921, in Columbus. He was married to Marilla Sanderson on April 24, 1954, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus. George was a lifelong farmer as well as a truck driver with Andler Trucking and the Columbus-Fall River Co-op.

George was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus. He loved being outdoors whether it was splitting wood or being on his land with his faithful dog Maggie. George enjoyed following his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. George will be remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by his family.

George is survived by his children, Judy (Tom) Fischer and George R. (Michelle) Andler both of Columbus; his brother, Robert (Charlene) Andler of Rio; four grandchildren, Abram (Ashley) Fischer, Kyle (Alyssa) Fischer, Max (Jacqueline) Andler and Molly (special friend, John Gerhardt) Andler; two great-grandchildren, Everly and Maren; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marilla in 2000; two brothers, Otto and Russell; and four sisters, Lucille Westphal, Evelyn Seckel, Phyllis Allsage and Marjorie Selje.

A visitation will be held at Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus on Thursday, May 2, from 4 until 7 p.m., and also at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus on Friday, May 3, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Tim Schwartz will officiate. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

Memorials may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus or to the Dementia Concerns Coalition of Dodge County.

The Andler family thanks Dr. Sam Poser, Hillside Hospice, and Dycora Transitional Living in Beaver Dam for all their care and support.

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.