Greg Andler 1962-2020
Gregory Keith Andler, 57, of Hoyt passed away on May 4, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Greg was born Aug. 7, 1962, in Topeka, to Harold and Shirley Rhudy Andler. He grew up on a farm near Holton and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo., in 1981. He attended Cowley County Community College, where he played football, and then went on to Washburn University.
Greg worked for Powell Masonry and Morton Buildings before dedicating 28 years of service to Walmart. At Walmart, his natural inclination toward helping others guided his career, and over the decades he developed many lasting relationships with coworkers and customers alike. He was a true servant of the Lord, and was a dedicated congregant at First Baptist Church of Hoyt, serving in many capacities over the years.
His family and friends were most important in his life. He was a devoted husband, father and Papa. To know Greg was to be his friend. He was selfless, hardworking, ornery, generous and gifted with an easy-going sense of humor. His work ethic was one of his strongest traits, and he passed it on to his children and grandchildren.
Greg was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and tinkering with various projects in his barn workshop.
Greg was united in marriage to Kathleen Powell on Nov. 20, 1987, in Topeka. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his children, Ryan (Jessica) Devlin of Long Island City, N.Y., Heather Droge of Topeka, Trent (Kay) Andler of Delia and Jesse (Liz) Kutina of Denver, Colo.; his grandchildren, Jordan (Brandon) Devlin, Wren and Wilder Devlin, Payton Droge, Raegan and Harper Andler and Brody and Piper Kutina; his parents, Bill and Shirley Slimmer of Topeka; brother Brad (Jaimee Lynn) Andler of Bentonville, Ark.; stepsister Melva (Dan) Pruent of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Greg was preceded in death by his father, Harold Andler; brother Scott Andler; and stepsister Marcia Barnes.
A drive-by memorial will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9 in front of Royal Valley Elementary School. Honoring his request, cremation is planned. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hoyt, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our Web site, www.mercerfuneralhomes.com