Andrew Merle Wise, 66, of Edwardsville, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, in Granite City.
He was born Aug. 23, 1948, in Peoria, a son of the late Merle Andrew and RoseMarie Lydia (Fahnestock) Wise. Andrew retired from SIUE after many years of dedicated service in maintenance. He enjoyed music and his family and loved his days of attending many concerts and Cardinals baseball games. He was a member of Christ Unity Church in Collinsville.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Shannon Wise of Granite City; two grandsons, Calvin and Joshua Wise of Granite City; a brother, Dale Wise of Burrhill, Va.; two sisters, Marilee Ochoa of Panama City, Fla., and Alle Wright of Peoria; other family and friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Christ Unity Church and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.