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Frances VanderMey

Dochter van Harmen Thomas (Herman) VanderMey en Wilhemina de Vos, geboren 22-8-1897 USA MI New Era, overleden 18-3-1999 USA FL Okeechobee en begraven USA IA Grand Rapids Garfield Park Cemetery

Trouwt 20-6-1923 USA MI Grand Rapids Rev Garret Sjoerds André, zoon van Sjoerd Andrea en Freerkje Burrie, geboren 9-10-1895 USA NJ Paterson, overleden 25-2-1970 USA MI Grand Rapids en begraven Garfield Park Cemetery

Kinderen van William en Trena:

  1. Mae Marie Andre, geboren 1925, overleden 1935 en begraven USA MI Grand Rapids Garfield Park Cemetery
  2. Frederic Nicholas Andre, geboren 25-6-1933 USA MI Grand Rapids, overleden 28-12-2015 USA ND Bottineau en gecremeerd
  3. Dr Herman Willis Andre, geboren 9-4-1938 USA SD Watertown, overleden 1-11-1992 USA IN Lafayette en begraven West Lafayette Tippercanoe Memory Gardens
    Trouwt 23-12-1960 USA IL Oak Lawn Janet Ruth (Jan) Roelfsema, dochter van Henry Roelfsema en Jennie Triezenberg, geboren 14-6-1939 USA IL Oak Lawn, overleden USA IN Lafayette en begraven bij haar man


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Obituary of Herman Willis
Herman W. Andre, 54, former professor of chemistry at Purdue University and president of Andre Financial Corp., died at 1:45 AM Sunday, Nov. 1, 1992, in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, where he had been a cancer patient since Oct. 13. He had been in failing health the past two years. Born at Watertown, SD, April 9, 1938, he moved to Lafayette from Grand Rapids, MI, in 1958 to pursue a doctorate in chemistry at Purdue. He married Janet R. "Jan" Roelfsema on Dec. 23, 1960, in Oak Lawn, IL; she survives.

Dr. Andre graduated from Calvin College with a degree in chemistry and mathematics and received his doctorate from Purdue in physical-nuclear chemistry in 1964. He also participated in the 84th Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 1980. From 1958 until 1969, he was an assistant professor at Purdue, and from 1968-1969, he was executive officer of the department of chemistry. From 1969-1983, Dr. Andre was employed at Great Lakes Chemical Co., first as vice president of finance and later as chief financial officer, corporate secretary and chief administrative officer.

He was chairman of WIL Research Laboratories from 1981-1983 and was chairman of the Oilfield Service Corp. of America, serving as secretary of the parent company and later as chief administrative assistant to the president of the company from 1969-1974. Dr. Andre started the Andre Financial Corp. in 1983, a company that dealt with venture capital investments and personal investment holdings. He was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Xi, and Venture Club of Indiana. He was also listed in the American Men of Science, Outstanding Young Men in America, had received the Sagamore of the Wabash and was listed in Who's Who in the Midwest.

Dr. Andre served on the Schwab Safe Co. and the SynChrom Inc. board of directors, was a member of the National Hazardous Materials Transportation advisory committee, was a director and treasurer of INventure Inc., was a former president and controlling shareholder in Storage Inns Inc. He also was a former director of the Lafayette Bank and Trust Co., Self Service Storage Association, the Radian Research Inc., and the United Way/Capital Funds Foundation.

Dr. Andre was a former director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, a former director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, was a member of the Rotary Club and had served as a trustee of Vincennes University. He was a former member of the Taxpayers Lobby of Indiana, Young Republican National Federation and the Tippecanoe Young Republicans. Dr. Andre was a member and elder of Christian Reformed Church.

Surviving with his wife are two brothers, Dr. Calvin George Andre of Pleasanton, CA, and Frederick N. Andre of Arlington, VA; and his mother, Frances Andre of Grand Rapids, MI. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Marie Andre.

--Lafayette Journal & Courier - Mon 11/2/1992

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Obituary of Janet Ruth
Janet R. "Jan" Andre' Bootsma, age 69 of Lafayette, died at Home Hospital on Monday, July 14, 2008. Born June 14, 1939 in Oak Lawn, IL, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Jennie (Triezenberg) Roelfsema. She was preceded in death by her first husband, of 32 years, Herm Andre' in 1992. She married Ken Bootsma in 1994 and today the family includes: Greg and Julie, with 3 children- Jessica, Grace, and Ben, Barb and Erik Hoekstra with 4 children- Arie, Karl, Max and Zoe, and Paul and Rachel with 4 children- Tyesha, David, Devonta, and Eli.

Surviving with her husband are two sisters: her twin, Betty (husband: Harold) Post of Orland Park, IL, and their children, Jane and Dan Bultema with 5 children: Amanda, Daniel and Danielle, Allison and Mike Yonkman, Brent and David; and Scott and Sandy Post with 3 children - Sarah, Zach and Jacob; and Estelle (husband: Chuck) Batzel of Oak Lawn, IL and their son, Paul and Deb with 3 children - Lindsey (husband: Allan) Zwettler, Justin and Travis.

She earned a BS in Medical Technology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and an MA in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University; and she holds MT certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Between 1961 and 1964, Jan was Chief Technologist for the Physicians Clinical Laboratory in Lafayette, and from 1964 to 1970, she was chief technologist for Purdue University Hospital and teaching supervisor for the CLA School. Jan was in chemistry analyzer sales between 1970 and 1980, and became vice-president for marketing of CliniChrom Laboratories, Inc. of Lafayette in April of 1986 - a company that provided clinically diagnostic HPLC procedures. She was the regional sale manager for Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics of Indianapolis from December 1980 to April 1986, with a territory that extended from Pittsburgh to Hawaii. After that, Jan launched Vetronics, Inc. - a Lafayette company that today serves a world-wide market of veterinarians with computerized ECG analyzer systems for small animals. She sold the company to Bio-Analytical Systems of West Lafayette in 1998.

Jan's board membership includes the Museum of Art Foundation, the national Barnabas Foundation, the local Providence Foundation, Wabash Valley Trust, Altrusa, and formerly the Children's Choir of Lafayette, Synchrome, and Phydynamics. She was actively involved in the Lafayette Symphony, Daybreak Rotary Club, President's Council of Purdue University, Lafayette Christian School, and her church. She and her husband Ken have hosted 4 Lafayette Symphony Ball events, and she served for years on the St. Elizabeth Festival of Lights and Trees. She was also on the advisory board of the National Youth Sports Program at Purdue University and a mentor to the PMO Purduettes.

On September 18, 2007, the Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation of Lafayette, West Lafayette and Purdue University, presented the prestigious service award, known as the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award for Community Service to Jan for her "outstanding contributions over a period of years to community leadership and to the quality of life of the Greater Lafayette community." She was recently named the 2007 Volunteer-of-the-Year by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Jan was owner-president of A Storage Inns from 1992-2007. She has been involved in a number of other civic activities, including the restoration of the Courthouse. In 2000, she donated the funds for the construction and placement of the Millennium Sundial on the pedestrian bridge between Lafayette and West Lafayette. She has given much to this community.Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Christian College, ALS Foundation, and/or Charity of Choice.

Entombment at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

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