Andrew “Andy” George Hartle, 73, of Mesa, AZ passed away on May 23, 2018. He was born on September 26, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN to Dr. George G. and Alice L. (Mitchell) Hartle. Andy graduated from Benilde High School, attended St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1965, where he served almost 9 years.
Andy loved woodworking and was an excellent craftsman. He also loved hot rods and drag racing and was an avid cyclist. Andy loved biking so much that he biked in 40 of the 50 United States. In 2013, he moved to Mesa, AZ so that he’d be able to bike year-round.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, David, Joseph and Philip.
He is survived by his children, Michael of Fort Wayne, IN, Patrick (Claire) of Bartlett, IL, and Kris (Scott Kennedy) of Gresham, OR; his former wife, Trisha Hartle of Richfield, MN; 2 brothers, James (Jan) of Crystal, MN and Edward of Minneapolis, MN; three sisters, Cathy (Doug Larsen) of Little Falls, MN, Jeanne of White Bear Lake, MN, and Mary Alice of Mesa, AZ; and his sisters-in-law, Jean and Carol Hartle. Andy is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Colin (Samantha), Anthony, Marcus, Jack, Simon, Abigail, and Elizabeth; 3 great-grandchildren, Blake, Emersyn, and Naomi; and many nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Andy’s life will be on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Gill Brother’s Funeral Home, 5801 S Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. His Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN 55423, at 10:30am. There will be a visitation one hour before the Funeral Mass and there will be a luncheon held in the church reception hall following the service. Interment will then follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 2:00pm. Memorials can be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church Endowment Fund.