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Andrew Gerard Herges

January 27, 2012 — July 11, 2021

Andrew Gerard Herges was born January 27, 2012 to Nathan and Mary (Green) Herges in Saint Paul, Minnesota and resided with his family in North Branch, Minnesota.

After a 3 year battle with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, Andrew spread his wings and flew to heaven on Sunday, July 11th, 2021. Our beautiful, sweet boy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Andrew was an angel here on earth and will now be an angel up in heaven.

At only 9 years old, Andrew made more of an impact on this world than most will in a lifetime. He fought one of the hardest battles, enduring 3 straight years of chemotherapy, radiation, blood transfusions, etc., all while never losing that beautiful smile on his face. But that's our Andrew. He had this magical ability to make people fall in love with him as soon as they met him. He was a small boy with the biggest heart. He was always more concerned about how everyone else was doing. He was incredibly generous, oftentimes giving his prizes from his oncology appointments to whatever patient happened to be sitting in the waiting room, just to brighten another child’s day. This is just one small example of his generosity. He absolutely loved making people smile. He was a total people person and had the best sense of humor. You could always count on him telling jokes and giggling.

Andrew was incredibly intelligent and soaked information up like a sponge. Despite 3 years of frequent absences from school, he still managed to be a straight A student. Andrew loved nature and animals, especially birds and snakes. It was fitting that he lived on a farm, although he would have preferred a zoo! He had his own flower garden that he spent hours planting and tending to every year. Andrew loved playing soccer and watching his brother’s baseball games. Andrew absolutely loved fishing with his dad, brother and grandfather, and planned on spending this entire summer fishing. He was a Pokemon and Minecraft enthusiast. Most importantly, Andrew loved spending time with his family and his friends. He had an incredibly close bond with his mom and grandmother.

After 3 years it turns out that Andrew is the true superhero. He never stopped smiling no matter what he was faced with. He's taught us all what being a good caring person who loves absolutely everyone looks like. He was an inspiration to many. Andrew was taken from this world far too soon and will be sorely missed by many.

Andrew is survived by his parents Nathan and Mary Herges; brother Benjamin; grandparents Gary and Debra Herges; uncles Matt (Gretchen) Herges; Rich (Liz) Green; aunts Sarah (Doran) Green; Amanda (Jeff) Herges; cousins Charlie, Colin, Mya, Olivia, Vivian, Owen, Lily, James and Alex; along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Richard Green Sr. and Kathleen Volak.

A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held at 12:00 PM; Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Access Church in North Branch with a visitation at church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Alex’s Lemonade Stand or Ronald McDonald House.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service, Olson Chapel – Rush City, Minnesota. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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