André Adrian Neihouser, 84, of Francesville, was called to Heaven on Sunday, October 24, 2021. He passed away peacefully, bathed in singing and prayers and surrounded by family at The Springs of Lafayette senior care facility.
André was born in Francesville on February 11, 1937. His parents were Pierre and Catherine (Wuethrich) Neihouser. In 1955 he graduated from Francesville High School where he played both baseball and basketball enjoying a successful senior season. He attended Purdue University Short Course studying agriculture.
André married Lois (Hodel) Neihouser on April 12, 1959 and together raised four children. He farmed near Francesville until his retirement. In addition to the Amway business they did together, he also drove a school bus and charter buses. André loved taking his family on vacation, whether it be traveling by car around the Midwest or traveling by air to visit his sister in Japan or relatives in France.
André was an avid sportsman, taking numerous fishing and hunting trips throughout the Midwest and Alaska and Canada, always in the company of his close friends. He also showed his love and respect for our American Veterans by playing taps at military funerals for many years.
André gave his life to the Lord Jesus in high school and lived out his trust in the Lord through his devotion to his family, church, and friends. His generosity and service to others was demonstrated by organizing a group to sing to shut-ins to provide encouragement to them. He was a big man with an even bigger heart for those in need.
André was devoted to his family and is survived by his loving wife, Lois, his sons Brad (Barbara), Francesville, IN and Jeff (Sue), Morton, IL and daughters Michelle (Tom), Glenview, IL and Andrea (Darin) of Hamden, CT.
He is also survived by siblings Perry (Sally) Neihouser, Yvonne Gutwein, Renee Sinn, Marie (Akito) Inoue, Marcelle (Ron) Gress, and Sharon Neihouser. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra, and brothers-in-law Carl Gutwein and Walter Sinn.
He will be missed by his nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Friday, October 29, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querrry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.
Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville, IN.
Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Francesville American Legion.
Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.