Albert M. AndrewsAlbert M. Andrews, 81, of Mellen, Wis., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
Albert M. Andrews
Albert M. Andrews, 81, of Mellen, Wis., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Mellen Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 17, 1931, in Superior, the son of Albert and Mayme (Sajec) Andrews.
Al served and boxed for U.S. Army until 1952. Following his military service, Al became a professional fighter. He boxed in five world championship fights, and he holds the record for most televised fights. Al retired from boxing in 1959, and was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in September 1984.
Al married Jean Dybedal on Jan. 28, 1954, in Superior, at the Holy Assumption Rectory. Al enjoyed playing cribbage, going fishing and playing the accordion.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Mark) Anderson of Mason; granddaughter, Mayme Pratz of Mason; grandson, John (Amy) Campbell of Kaukauna, Wis.; five great-grandchildren, Amber, Kristen, Matthew, Dustin and Johnny; five brothers, Raymond, Jim, Louis, Carl and Raleigh; a sister-in-law, Judith Dybedal of Mason; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean in 2011; parents; and brothers, Victor and Jackie.
A memorial service will be held at the Moland Lutheran Church in Mason at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, with Pastor Julie Burmeister officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow the service at the church.
Inurnment and military services will be held in the Moland Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home of Ashland. View this obituary online or sign the guest book at bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com.