Obituaries

John Fredrick McAndrews

February 10, 1987 - June 24, 2019

John Fredrick McAndrews, 32, of Wheaton, IL formerly of St. Charles, IL, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Wheaton, IL.  John was born on February 10, 1987 in Chicago, IL, the son of Robert and Linnea (nee West) McAndrews.

John valued life, family, friendship, loyalty and justice. He was passionate, talented and charismatic.  He was deeply loved. 

John was engaged in a battle in this life over which he did not find victory, but rather, deliverance.  But  victory will come, for “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a flash in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will all be changed.  For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.  When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true:  Death has been swallowed up in victory.” (I Corinthians 15:51-54)

So until that day,

       Soldier rest, thy warfare o’er, sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,

       Dream of battled fields no more, days of danger, nights of waking….

-          Sir Walter Scott

John is survived by his parents, Robert and Linnea McAndrews; two siblings, Thomas (Lindsay) McAndrews and Colleen (Casey) Dauw; maternal grandmother, Margot Burgh, two nieces, Ellie and Aida Dauw; and two nephews, Owen and Isaac Dauw.

John was preceded in death by paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Chapelstreet Church, 2300 South Street, Geneva, IL 60134.  Interment will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name may be made to Expeditions Unlimited, E11844 County Road DL, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913. www.expeditionsunlimited.com

Guest Book

  • Glenn & Susan Ferrell Broken hearts share this journey with you. God has a meaning for our experiences, we just have to walk through them. Peace to hearts and love of sweet memories.
  • Martha Roskam My prayers are with you all. May God sustain you during this terrible time
  • Daniel Viso You were an extremely loyal friend and a great person. I’m sorry so much time has passed since we last spoke, and I’m sorry I couldn’t be there when you needed your friends most. You are gone, but you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my brother. I know we will see each other again one day.
  • Jim Johnson You will be missed
  • Bryson Thomas Rest peacefully, brother. Those whose lives you touched will miss you immensely. God's blessings.