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Ambrose “Andy” Hierlmaier, 96 of Watkins, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:00 am at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Fr. Aaron Nett will officiate. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.
Ambrose “Andy” Hierlmaier was born on December 19, 1921 at Watkins, Minnesota. He was the son of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Ertl) Hierlmaier. Andy served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. His decorations included the Bronze Arrowhead and the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Service Ribbon. On June 4, 1946 Andy was united in marriage to Leona C. Bruemmer at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Forest City. He farmed at Watkins and was employed as a mechanic at Mies Equipment for over 30 years.
Andy was a life time member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. He was also a member of the VFW. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards and his hobbies included tinkering and repairing small engines in his garage.
Andy is survived by children, John (Kathleen) Hierlmaier of Litchfield, Wayne (Sharon) Hierlmaier of Edina, Judith Fuqua of Isanti/Cambridge, Bernard (Paula) Hierlmaier of Isanti, Kevin (Judy) Hierlmaier of Hutchinson; 19 grandchildren and19 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Wife, Leona; daughters, Mary Bloom and Janice Otte; brothers and sisters, Paul Hierlmaier, Betty Ashfeld, Lorraine Schreifels and Joseph Hierlmaier.