Andrew "Andy" J. Gazda

Andrew "Andy" J. Gazda

Andrew Joseph Gazda passed away on August 13, 2019 in Springfield. Andy was born March 19, 1933 in Thayer, Illinois, to Thomas and Mary (Wargo) Gazda. He was a Civil Engineer, graduating from the University of Missouri at Rolla and earned a master’s degree from Sangamon State University. He retired after 35 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation in Springfield. After retirement, he worked four years as a consulting engineer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean conflict from 1953-55. Andy was a proud member of Christ the King and St. Agnes Catholic parishes for more than 56 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra (Wicklein) Gazda; daughters, Aimee Gazda and Julie Neposchlan (husband, Jay), both of Springfield; grandchildren, Laurel Neposchlan Rowe (husband,Thomas Joseph), Michael and Linden Neposchlan; and brothers, Thomas (Beverly) of Carlinville, George (Lola) of Athens, GA, Lawrence (Linda) of Denver, CO, and Charles (Amy) of Allen, TX. He will be remembered as a tireless caretaker of his parents, a devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather. Cremation will be provided by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies. Memorial Gathering and Funeral Mass: Family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 420 North Amos, Springfield. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. The family of Andrew Joseph Gazda is being served by Butler Funeral Home-Springfield, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
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Andrew Joseph Gazda passed away on August 13, 2019 in Springfield. Andy was born March 19, 1933 in Thayer, Illinois, to Thomas and Mary (Wargo) Gazda. He was a Civil Engineer, graduating from the University of Missouri at Rolla and earned a master’s degree from Sangamon State University. He retired after 35 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation in Springfield. After retirement, he worked four years as a consulting engineer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean conflict from 1953-55. Andy was a proud member of Christ the King and St. Agnes Catholic parishes for more than 56 years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra (Wicklein) Gazda; daughters, Aimee Gazda and Julie Neposchlan (husband, Jay), both of Springfield; grandchildren, Laurel Neposchlan Rowe (husband,Thomas Joseph), Michael and Linden Neposchlan; and brothers, Thomas (Beverly) of Carlinville, George (Lola) of Athens, GA, Lawrence (Linda) of Denver, CO, and Charles (Amy) of Allen, TX.

He will be remembered as a tireless caretaker of his parents, a devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather.

Cremation will be provided by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Gathering and Funeral Mass: Family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 420 North Amos, Springfield. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

The family of Andrew Joseph Gazda is being served by Butler Funeral Home-Springfield, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

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