Andrew Chenier

Andrew James Chenier

Sunday, March 20th, 1955 - Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Andrew J. Chenier, aged 64, passed away unexpectedly on February 16, 2020. He was born on March 20, 1955 to Joseph H. Chenier, Sr. and Erma Barnhard.

“Uncle” or “Shine,” as he was often lovingly called by those close to him, worked for many years for Lamen Co. as a skilled commercial pipe insulator. He had a passion for his garden and loved to go fishing, teaching his girls and grandchildren the sport.

Andy is survived by his daughter Amber Chenier and her children, Isaac, Ian, and Domonic; his niece Jamee Wrightsman, who he raised as his own from age five, and her children Jaylynn, Dorian, and Kam’ron; his sisters Connie (Jim) Eardley and Laurie (Dale) Rooks, step-sister Jean (Jon) Christiansen; sisters-in-law Kandance Chenier and Deb Chenier; brother-in-law Ken Vanhuylenbrouck; his loving step-mother Mary Ann Chenier; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Joseph H. Chenier, Sr.; mother Erma Barnhard; and step-father Richard Barnhard; brothers David, Michael, Dennis, and Joseph, Jr.; sister Teresa Vanhuylenbrouck; and nephew Jack Vincent.

A burial service for friends and family will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, 4100 Clyde Park Avenue SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.

If interested, memorial contributions can be mailed to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Attn: Donor Relations, 402 E. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. In memo line, add code: MICH18
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    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 1:00pm
    Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
    4100 Clyde Park Avenue SW
    Wyoming, MI 49509
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Our deepest condolences on the loss of Uncle Andy. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. He will surely be missed. All our love.
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