Martin Gerard Andreasen, 70, Walker, formerly Long Prairie
April 15, 1952 - October 15, 2022
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, October 22, 2022 at St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie for Martin Andreasen of Walker, formerly Long Prairie. He passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022 surrounded by family in Long Prairie. The Rev. Omar Guanchez will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 PM on Friday and 1 hour before services on Saturday at the church in Long Prairie. Catholic Women will pray the rosary at 4PM on Friday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Stein Chapel in Long Priaire.
Martin was born April 15, 1952 in Minneapolis to Arnold and Helen (Smith) Andreasen. His family moved to Avon where he was raised and educated, graduating from Albany High School. He went on to attend St. Cloud Tech. He married Mary Carmel Yamry on August 10, 1974.
Throughout his years, Marty worked in several different trades. Just to name a few... In 1981 he and his family moved to Long Prairie where he started his own business, Long Prairie Dairy Farm Service. He sold and serviced Boumatic dairy equipment. He was later hired by John Wiess Ford in Sauk Centre as parts manager. In 2006 he moved to Walker where he was manager of Big Rock Resort until retiring in 2018. He really enjoyed working in his wood shop. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed ice fishing. Throughout the years he was on several different bowling leagues. He loved indoor and outdoor games. Anyone who has ever played with him knows, Martin was quite competitive!!
He will be dearly missed by his wife Mary; his daughters Melissa (Chris) Westerberg of Long Prairie, Michelle Groetsch of Sauk Centre, and Melanie Andreasen of Wadena; his sons, Martin Jr of Long Prairie and Matthew (Nikki) of Lawrenceburg, TN; his siblings John (Kathy) of Harrisburg, PA, Mary Lou Blonigen of Avon, Arnold Jr. (Gayo) of Savage, and Mike of Avon; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; amazing family friend Amy Langner of Long Prairie.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Jerry Blonigen, and sister-in-law, Stephanie Andreasen.