Andrew J. Murren
Veteran
Date of Birth
January 5, 1924
Cornlea, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 19, 2018
Fremont, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Joseph Catholic Church ~ Colon, Nebraska
Interment at Holy Rosary Cemetery ~ Colon, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #265 & VFW #4502

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Catholic Church ~ Colon, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

St. Joseph Catholic Church ~ Colon, Nebraska

Andrew J. Murren, 94 of Colon, NE, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  He was born January 5, 1924 in Cornlea, NE to Thomas and Bridget (Noonan) Murren.  Andrew graduated from Wahoo High School in 1941 and he attended Luther College.  On February 11, 1947, Andrew was united in marriage to Norma A. Pacl at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prague, NE.  He was a lifelong farmer who loved life, loved the land, and especially loved his wife and family.

Andrew was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Colon, NE.  He was also a member of American Legion #265, VFW #4502, Knights of Columbus #1833, 40&8, FCSLA, Colon Fire Department and he was a past Mayor of Colon.  He was a great fast pitch softball pitcher.  Andrew enjoyed polka music, collecting postcards, reading the newspaper, wildlife, farming, sports, tea pots and garage sales.

He is survived by his children, Tom (Julie) Murren, John (Jodi) Murren, Mike (Vicki) Murren, Mary Murren, Patty (Kevin) Matson; grandchildren, Andrew (Kelan) Murren, Brooke (Darren) Elliott, Megan Murren, Amanda (Jerid) Cooper, Chris Murren, Matthew (Amanda) Murren, Taylor (Taylor) Murren, Mattie (Jake) Subbert, Sadie Murren, Matthew Brandes, Tara (Michael) Bowman, John (Allie) Matson, and Scott (Genevieve Beals) Matson; great-grandchildren, Grant Cooper, Brady Cooper, Emma Bowman, Hannah Bowman, Luke Bowman, Carter Matson, Claire Matson, Mason Subbert and Reagan Elliott.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Norma Murren; parents, Thomas and Bridget Murren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Viola Nanfito.

Pallbearers are Andrew Murren, Chris Murren, Matthew Murren, Taylor Murren, Matthew Brandes, John Matson and Scott Matson.

Honorary Pallbearers are Fr. Patrick O’Byrne, Jim McDermott, Joe Nanfito, Dwaine Ohnoutka, Richard Chvatal, Richard Meduna, Tom Friedman, Mitch Ohnoutka, Roger Noonan, Keith Rohwer, Rick Abel, John Sanderson and the Parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Please remember Andrew’s special friends that have passed before him:  Kenny Wallin, Joe Bartek, John Noonan, Joe Nanfito, Ed Koutny, Louis Sanderson, Bill McDermott, Vennie Meduna, Frank Frycek, Frank Fraley, Sr. Delores and many other friends and family.

Condolences for Andrew J. Murren
  1. Anonymous
    • August 20, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Sending our prayers to the entire Murren family.

    Mike & Anne Power

  2. Myron and Geri Anthony
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Andy was such a nice person.God bless you all, our prayers and sympathies are with you.

  3. Debbie Chappelear
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Mary, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I loved hearing about him and your weekly adventures. I know you have many memories to find comfort in. I am thinking of you and your family.

  4. Terry and Kathy Hass
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Mary, I’m sorry for your loss. It is difficult to lose a parent, regardless of the age. Remember the good memories with your parents. God’s speed, he will watch over you.

  6. Linda Lievens
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. Andy was a life long friend of my mom and dad and our whole family. What a nice man and what great memories we have from those days. Our condolences to the Murren family.
    – Linda Swartz Lievens

  7. Jeanie Krambeck
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Mary, I think of you often, and I am saddened to hear your father had passed away. My condolences to you and all your family.

  8. Marie Konecky
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    You will all be in my prayers

  9. Marvin & Diane Ourada
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Marvin and I want to express our deepest condolences on the passing of your father, Andy. We both are so proud to be friends with your father as well as your mother. He was such an awesome person. He will be sorely missed by so many. I just recently became aware that Andy was at South Haven and I was about to get Marvin to go visit.

  10. Missy Abbott
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Andy! I will miss seeing him at the Red Zone in Colon! I always enjoyed cutting his hair!! He will be truly missed! My thoughts and prayers to all his family!

  11. Mark and Rita Pearse
    • August 21, 2018 - 3 months ago

    We really enjoyed both Andy and Norma. We are so glad that we got to be their neighbors for so many years.
    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  12. Lee and Dica Chipperfield
    • August 23, 2018 - 3 months ago

    We extend our sympathy to Andy’s family! It’s not easy loosing a dad!

  13. Rene Peterson
    • August 23, 2018 - 3 months ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to all.

  14. • August 24, 2018 - 3 months ago

    Norma,
    Deepest sympathy to your entire family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

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