Obituary: Andrew Nachtigall

Andrew Nachtigall, 87, died Saturday, July 30, at Presbyterian Manor in Newton. He was born Dec. 9, 1928, to John and Matilda Hofer Nachtigall in Freeman, S.D., the third of four children.

He graduated from Freeman Academy High School, Tabor College and Kansas University School of Medicine (1959). Andrew was board certified in pediatrics in 1971. He worked at the Bethel Clinic in Newton beginning in 1964 and entered retirement in 1995.

On Dec. 6, 1958, he married Adena Doerksen. She died Sept. 2, 1997. They had four children, Andrew Michael, Mark, Marie and Karen.

After his graduation from medical school, Andrew and Adena, a registered nurse, served with the Mennonite Central Committee in a medical capacity in Indonesia for three years.

Andrew was a committed Christian from his youth, serving his church and volunteering with local charitable organizations. These included the homeless shelter, Heartland Pregnancy Care Center, CASA Child Advocacy agency, Health Ministries and was a member of Kiwanis civic club.

Andrew was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Alfred Nachtigall and Alice Ulrickson.

He is survived by his four children and their families, Andrew Michael (Melinda) and Adam, Lora and Hannah, Hesston; Mark (Kathy) and Elizabeth, John and Daniel, McPherson; Marie Nachtigall, Newton; Karen (Mark) Stahl and William and Ann, Kokomo, Ind.; his sister, Mary Graber, Goessel; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, with the family greeting friends from 5 to 6 p.m.

Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Koerner Heights Church of The Mennonite Brethren.

Memorials may be made to Koerner Heights Church or Heartland Pregnancy Care Center, in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114

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