On Friday, March 26th, 2021, Andrew Victor Weisenbach, age 85, passed away unexpectedly in an automobile accident.
He was born in Batesville on July 21, 1935. Andy was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Mary Lou (Grossman) Weisenbach and one older brother, Richard Weisenbach. He was the youngest of five siblings. Surviving siblings are Edwina (and the late Dan) Ertel, Ruth (and the late Eugene) Billman, Joan (and the late Richard) Weisenbach, and Ray (Rosie) Weisenbach, all from the Batesville area.
Andy was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, St. Anthony’s bingo team #2, Batesville VFW Post #3183, VFW Honor Guard, Knights of Columbus, Hoosier Hills Water Board member, Batesville Firemen’s Association board member, and was one of the eldest members of the NCAA Batesville First-Rounders.
Always the hard worker, Andy jumped on the opportunity to start working at Batesville Casket at the tender age of 16. After a few years, service to country called, so he joined the Army and proudly served in Germany. Andy went back to Batesville Casket upon his return and stayed for 47 years and for much of that time he farmed too! He could paint caskets like no other and his attention to detail made him admired by all. In 2013, Andy and Eleen sold the farm and moved to Batesville.
Andy was fond of getting out, meeting people, and doing things. If he met a stranger, they didn’t stay a stranger for long. He was always on the go and probably was one of most fastidious and meticulous people ever created, forever vigilant for any single leaf that flew into his yard. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed and took great pride in caring for people and would often visit others in the nursing home. A favorite thing to do was to travel with friends. The day of his death, he had just completed a round of golf with friends.
Andy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eleen (Wissel) Weisenbach, five children, Cindy (Greg)Meyer of Batesville, Dan (Robyn) Weisenbach of Carmel, Neetz (Mark) Lach of Texas, Vickie (Tom) Heil of Batesville, and Jason (Jennifer Herceg) Weisenbach, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00 at the Weigel’s Funeral Home. The current Governor’s mandate requires all attendees wear a facemask and observe physical distancing. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, March 31st at 10:00 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris, Indiana, with burial in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ripley County VFW Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. Memorials can be made to St. Anthony’s cemetery fund or the Ripley County VFW. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.