Saturday, March 19, 2022
12:00 PM EDT
Harderwyk Christian Reformed Church
1627 West Lakewood Blvd
Holland, MI 49424
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
American Heart Association
3940 Peninsular Dr SE Ste 180
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Life Story / Obituary
Mark Andree, age 61, passed away at home on Friday, March 11, 2022, from complications of congestive heart failure.
Mark was born and raised in Holland, graduated from Holland High School (Class of 1979) and Western Michigan University with a BA in Fine Arts. He worked in the cable industry for 30 years and retired from Comcast.
Mark lived his life with integrity and faith acknowledging the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; his God-given faith gave him courage to endure many years of surgeries and medical procedures needed because of radiation damage to his heart and lungs. In 2017, the community rallied to build Mark’s GoFundMe account to help with expenses for a heart transplant. Doctors later determined that Mark would not survive that surgery. The money raised has since been used for Mark’s continued medical and end of life expenses. We are thankful and grateful for the generous support of this community.
Prior to his health issues, Mark was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hiking, swimming, cycling, and weight lifting. He also enjoyed skiing, kayaking, fishing, and camping. He finished the Reed’s Lake Triathlon and competed in several 24-hour cycling challenges.
Mark was a watercolor artist and also created many art pieces using foil and acrylic paint; some of those pieces were chosen for several ArtPrize competitions. Mark built a beautiful wooden kayak (for cruising on Lake Michigan) and several tables for our home. He was very handy completing home projects large and small. Mark loved his family and friends and his greatest joy was spending time with all of us.
Mark is survived by his wife of 27 years Brenda (Walker) Andree, sons Noah (Lisbeth Ramirez) and Drew; mother Mary K. Andree; siblings Katherine (Katie) Andree Blue (Todd Kolean), Elizabeth (Betsy) Bruins (Bob); brothers-in-law Kevin (Renae) Walker, Keith (Dana) Walker; sisters-in-law Pam (Phil) Merten, and Marcia Walker; and many nieces, nephews, and great nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his father Robert (Bob) Andree in January 2021.
The family will receive visitors on Friday, March 18, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Dykstra Funeral Home - Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue, Holland. A funeral ceremony will be held to celebrate Mark's life and legacy on Saturday, March 19, at 12:00pm, at Harderwyk Christian Reformed Church, 1627 West Lakewood Blvd, Holland. Reverend JB Wernlund presiding. Interment and private graveside services will be held in Lakewood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3940 Peninsular Dr SE Ste 180, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
Professional service is under the auspices of Dykstra Funeral Home.