Death notice of Andrew John Alsteen – Green Bay Press-Gazette
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Andrew John Alsteen
Suamico – Andrew John Alsteen was called into the loving arms of Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, on his 21st birthday. He was born on December 1, 2000 to Edward and Peggy (Shimon) Alsteen.
His childhood years were happy and filled with love. Andrew had an infectious laugh and liked to make others laugh. He would light up a room and impress adults with his quick wit, charm, and ease in talking with everyone. He was steeped in knowledge and anything on his radar of interest was sure to be remembered, like the names and facts of every dinosaur, bug, and beetle. He enjoyed reading books, playing outside in the woods, and constantly asking to play “sneak” and other garden games. He loved art projects, experiments and the creation of magic potions. He reveled in using his creativity to build and built everything in front of him, especially Legos. He laughed with delight at every opportunity to “fight” or play ticklish monster with Dad, and he loved the time helping him with projects, especially those that involved driving the 4 wheeler or the lawn tractor. With his mother, he loved to snuggle up, read and play games while playing songs and learning lyrics to songs of all genres and decades. He cherished time with his sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins whom he loved with all his heart. He loved to dream of being a doctor and often dressed as one while treating our ailments. He enjoyed family vacations to places like Manitowish Waters to fish for bluegill, Disney World, Branson, Chicago, Mt Rushmore and Deadwood. He rode through Monument Valley, took an alpaca hike in Taos, relaxed in Cabo San Lucas, and hunted elk in the Rocky Mountains to name a few. He asked to stay in places with water parks, roller coasters, swimming pools and science museums. He explored his world to find passions. He tried out soccer, baseball, the swim team, boy scouts, robotics, forensics, theater and cinema clubs, playing guitar and piano, and joined singing groups. He was particularly passionate about acting in films with a group of friends who shared that passion. They even had a screening of their most recent film on the big screen. He was proud of it. Everything he joined didn’t last long as he was always looking for the next adventure. He attended school in Suamico where he graduated near the top of his class at Bay Port in 2019. Andrew then fulfilled his dream of becoming a badger and traveled to UW-Madison where he was currently a student. in psychology with the aim of going to higher school to become a psychologist. He felt his calling was to help others struggling with anxiety and depression. As a young adult Andrew enjoyed traveling, camping, singing or playing names around a campfire, video and board games, movies and Netflix, and family card games like Sheepshead and Couillon. He attended many live concerts and loved our annual trip to Summerfest. Singing and acting were an important part of his life and he played many roles in plays and musicals. He performed in the Bayport Vocal Ensemble and even shared his beautiful voice with the patients he cared for while working as a CNA. He loved working with the elderly and defended their dignity. “Andrew the CNA singer” loved to bond with the retirement home so that he could brighten up the days. He was also involved in church as an altar boy and reader. Andrew was a smart, funny, talented and caring person. He wanted to be loved and better understood. His wish to donate his organs to help save others was his last gift to this world. He was the most wonderful son any parent could ask for. His life here was not as long as we would like it to be, but he left an indelible mark that will never be forgotten. He lives in our hearts and memories and in those to whom he has gifted himself.
Andrew lovingly remembers his parents, Edward and Peggy; sisters: Jamie (Travis) Annoye, Casey (John) DeGrand, Heidi (Kevin) Henry, Holly (Danny) Mullin; grandparents, John and Thalia Shimon; uncles and aunts: Ronnie (Tina) Alsteen, Bev Zellner, Betty Jane Michiels, Diane (Gary) Jonet, Marlene (Jerry) Treml, Patricia (David) Novak, Joanne (Brent) Weycker, Daniel Shimon, Van (Brandi) Nguyen; nieces / nephews: Dylan and Cailey Annoye, Tyler and Payton DeGrand, Chase and Miles Mullin, as well as many cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Andrew and Irene Alsteen; uncles: Larry Alsteen, Donnie Michiels and Ronnie Zellner; and her special cousin, Aislinn Shimon.
Visitations will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Ss Edward & Isidore Church, 3667 Flintville Rd, Suamico. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitations will continue at the church from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. The service will be streamed live via the church’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ss-Edward-Isidore-Church-562136803967841. To leave condolences online for the family, please visit www.NewcomerGreenBay.com.
The family would especially like to thank the amazing staff at St. Vincents Intensive Care Unit for the exceptional and compassionate care they provided to Andrew and his family, as well as to the organ and tissue donation program at St. Vincents. ‘UW for helping make Andrew’s wish to save others come true.
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