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Emma L Andreessen
December 7, 1924 ~ May 2, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Emma L. Andreessen was born December 7, 1924, in Waterloo, Iowa; the daughter of Louis and Edith (Harris) Burk. On July 3, 1944, Emma Lou was united in marriage to Roy A. Andreessen, at First Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Iowa. They moved to Washburn, Iowa, in 1956, where they raised their 3 children. Together, they managed the Washburn Water Company from 1961 until 1984. Emma Lou enjoyed crafting and gardening. She loved playing games and putting jigsaw puzzles together and crossword puzzles. She was a charter member at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Washburn, Iowa, and was very involved with the Naomi Circle. Emma Lou enjoyed working on the election board. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband Roy out west to see their kids and grandchildren and watch them play in many sporting events. Emma Lou moved to Libby, Montana, in 2015, after the death of her beloved husband in 2011, to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Emma Lou passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in Libby, Montana, and joined the love of her life, Roy. She will be brought home to Waterloo, Iowa, to be buried beside her husband, Roy. Graveside services will be planned for Emma Lou at a later date.
Emma Lou is preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents, Louis and Edith Burk; son in law, Greg Kambel; grandson, Michael Funk; brother, Aurthur Burk; and 4 sisters, Mary Risse, Mathilda Bresson, Betty Miller, and Ramona Brimmer.
Emma Lou is survived by her son, Terry (Carole) Andreessen, Libby, MT; 2 daughters Janelle Quinn and Debra Kambel of Libby, MT; 8 grandchildren, Angela (Jerry) Kelly, Michelle Vincent, Terry Ryan Andreessen, Christie Funk, Emily Leisinger, Danielle (Trent) Henderson, Melissa (Pat) Culver, and Brooke (Keevin) Bertelsen; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Emma Lou will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online memorials and condolences may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.