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Roger C. Andrew, 75, of Springfield, formerly of Danville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 15, 1941, Roger was adopted on April 1, 1941, by Richard and Jean (McKie) Andrew. They moved to Danville in 1949. Roger graduated from Danville High School in 1958.
He married Sharon "Shari" Rae Covill on March 26, 1961. He began his career in engineering at Continental Filling Corporation in Danville, and later the Stanray Boat Company. He joined Danville Sanitary District as Assistant Manager, then moved to Springfield in 1970, to become Operations Manager for Springfield Metro Sanitary District, from which he retired in 1996. He was a lifetime member of the Water Environment Federation and received, among other awards and commendations, the Clarence W. Klassen Outstanding Service Award by Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators.
After retirement, Roger became a part-time consultant to Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., where he helped design or modify other sanitary districts, including the Springfield treatment plant that began operating in 2012. He retired from CM&T in 2007.
He was as an active member of Central Illinois Corvette Club, Incorporated, owning many Corvettes over time.
Roger is survived by his wife; two daughters, Lynnette Rae Steinmetz (companion, Mike) and Laurie Jean (Danny) Wilson; sister, Dixie Ellen (Larry) Edwards; sister-in-law, Peggy McNary; grandchildren, Holly Watts (fiancé, Kendall), Nicholas Hashman, Jeremy (Amanda) Rutherford, Christopher (Shannon) Hashman and Chance Rutherford; step-grandchildren, Daniel (Nelda) Wilson and Heidi Wilson; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his dog, Dakota.
Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home. The family requests that no motorcycle attire be worn.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, https://www.theaftd.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/electronically.
Published on September 30, 2016
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