March 15, 1949 – July 24, 2017


Andrew Francis Breen, age 68, St. Cloud, MN, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Private burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Andrew was born March 15, 1949 in San Diego, CA to Francis “Bud” V. and Carol L. (Hill) Breen. He married Lillian Kaye Esping on August 31, 1999 at Christian Life Church of God, Little Falls, MN. Andrew served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He received his GED during his time in the Marines. Andrew was employed as a welder for many years, most recently for Universal Stainless in Palmer, MN. He enjoyed camping, fishing, working, and his dog, Domi.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Breen of St. Cloud, MN; sons and daughters, Elias (Holly) Breen of Mill City, OR; Jason (Annalee) VanDenheuvel of Little Falls, MN; Samuel VanDenheuvel of Little Falls, MN; Leah (Dale) Velador of Camarillo, CA; Tina VanDenheuvel of Little Falls, MN; Rebecca VanDenheuvel of San Diego, CA; and Charity VanDenheuvel of St. Cloud, MN; brother, Jon Breen of Wasilla, AK; grandchildren, Ethan Breen, Evan Breen, Emma Breen, Addaline Breen, Kaden Velador, Axia Velador, Brandon Cleveland, Skyler Nieken, Tristin Nieken, Kinsley Mitchell, Rory Mitchell, Mara VanDenheuvel, Elliott VanDenheuvel, Evan VanDenheuvel, Jenna Marcyes, Brea Marcyes; and good friend Sheri Breen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.