By Kathy, Guest Contributor
Andrew's body was found only about a half block from where he was last seen alive. According to police, Andrew was intoxicated, and it is thought that he crawled under the porch, fell asleep, and froze to death. Foul play is not suspected. The temperatures in the early morning hours of January 3rd were below zero--ranging from the negative teens and twenties.
About Andrew Kanian
Andrew was born October 12, 1972 in Duluth, MN and in June of 1973 he was adopted by Erick and Lois Kanian. He attended and graduated from Virginia High School in 1991 and also attended Vermilion Community College. He worked various jobs as a cook and laborer. Andy married Tammy Robich on October 5, 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy; children, Taryn and Kiara; parents, Erick and Mary Kanian; brothers: Christopher, Timothy and Gregory; one expected grandchild; nephew, Alec Kanian; mother and father in law, June and Wes Boyle; brother in law, John Robich. He is also survived by his grandmother and several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lois Alto and his step-mother, Mary Ann Bachel Cheney. Andy was excited to be a first time grandfather in April 2014. He will be missed by all who loved him.
A Memorial Service was held at 2:30pm on February 12, 2014 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.
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