Francis (Andy) Lin Andregg was born August 30, 1934 in Colby, Kansas to Carl F. Andregg and Velma L. Scott Andregg. In 1947 he and his family moved to Colorado where he graduated and joined the Navy.
Andy served in the Navy from 1956-1976 as chief radioman and cryptographer on a total of four Nuclear Submarines ported out of San Diego, California. His time included serving during the Korean War.
After retiring, Andy enjoyed farming and working with cattle and horses. He was very resourceful and could do a lot with very little. In Andy’s earlier years he loved to hunt (elk), fish, working with his hands at leather tooling, he loved music and liked to dance. In later years, after moving to Arkansas, he became a Board Member of the Van Bureau County Farm Bureau. He also served as an officer with the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and later served on the board of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association. He was a member of the (USSVA) United States Submarine Veterans Association. Andy was a member of the South Side Baptist church of Damascus, Arkansas. He was a firm believer in the work of the Samaritans Purse and supported them for many years. He volunteered with Nail Benders for several years helping to build and repair homes after disaster. He also volunteered at the Ozark Health Center. He loved to work puzzles.
Andy is survived by one brother, Robert Andregg and wife Marilyn of Rogers, Arkansas; one sister, Velda Hornberger and her later husband John Hornberger of Gentry, Arkansas; five children, Glenda Mascari and husband, Val of Abilene, Texas; Paul Roberts of Des Moines, Iowa; Robin Andregg of Rogers, Arkansas; Cindy Reynolds and husband, Billy Bob of Hamlin, Texas; and Lisa Andregg of Ramona, California; five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
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