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Blooming Prairie Servicemen's club
Friday October 23rd, 2020

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Andrew Michael O'Leary

Andrew (Andy) O'Leary, 68, passed away at his home in Albert Lea, MN on Sunday, October 18th, 2020.

Andy was born on November 3rd, 1951 in Austin, MN to Andrew and Bernice O'Leary. He attended Blooming Prairie Schools and graduated in 1970.
Andy went on to Albert Lea Technical School where he obtained a welding degree. He spent his entire career as a welder, first working at Hemenway Ironworks in Hayward, MN, then at LeJeune Steel Company in Minneapolis, MN.  Andy took great pride in his work. He was a true craftsman.
Andy is survived by his 3 siblings, Eileen O'Leary of San Miguel, Mexico, Mark O'Leary of Austin, MN and Mary Beth (Pat) Underwood of Rochester, MN.  He is also survived by nephews, Aaron O'Leary, Colin O'Leary and nieces, Meredith O'Leary, Kati (Mike) Lehner and Kelly (Nathan) Thorvilson, great-niece Regan O’Leary and great-nephew Emmit Thorvilson. Andy is preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Bernice O'Leary.
A celebration of life will be held at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen's Club from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd.
For everyone's safety and health, masking and social distancing is required and appreciated.

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Andy, we spent countless hours on the backroads of BP, drinking beer, talking about life and just living life as teens did back then. We didn't need shrinks or special programs because we had each other. You were always a loyal friend, no matter what happened. There were no conditions attached to your friendship or loyalty. Tragedies have us wishing, we would have all tried harder to stay in touch with friends, despite life trying to get in our way.
Rest in Peace Old Friend.

Wayne Theuer Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

As a reward for getting good grades growing up, my dad would let me choose any restaurant for dinner. I picked Georges Pizza in Austin and asked that Uncle Andy Mike came with us. They told the best stories and we would laugh the whole time, the signature nose-crinkle OLeary laugh.

Meredith O'Leary Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

He was a wonderful, hard working person! May he RIP!

Dennis Fredrickson Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

Sending our prayers and condolences to the OLearys.

David & Brenda Christianson. Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

Mary, my sympathy in the loss of your brother. May he rest in piece.

Jean Larson Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

Sending sympathy, prayers and love to Andys family from his Blooming Prairie MN High School class of 1970. He was a great guy with a generous spirit...rest in peace Andy Mike!

Ann Noble Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

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