Date of Death: December 16, 2020

Service Details

Private burial of cremains was held at Peek Cemetery on January 7, 2021 with Pastor Edward Ross officiating. A memorial service will be held at Ninth Street United Methodist Church when pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Obituary Notice

Andrew Jay Trattles, age 62, of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. He was born in Sturgis, MI on June 1, 1958 the son of the late Elmer and Kathryn (Randel) Trattles.

He attended school at the Roys Elementary School, Huss Elementary School, and Three Rivers High School. He graduated with the class of 1976.

Andrew was employed by Huddleston Lumber, P&P Transportation, Jones Brothers Farms, and Owens Illinois.

Being a lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. As a boy, he often spent time on his Uncle Gary and Aunt Delores’ farm in Iron River, MI. Later in life, he spent time helping his friend Rodney remodel a cabin near LeRoy, MI. Motorcycling was another of Andy’s hobbies. He participated in the Midnight Diabetes Ride across the Mackinac Bridge.

Andy frequently dined at many of the local restaurants in Three Rivers where he met many people that he befriended.

Andy was preceded in death by his loving parents Elmer and Kathryn Trattles, his grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.

Leaving to cherish his memory are his brother, John (Mary Ann) Trattles of Three Rivers; his niece Kathryn Trattles of Three Rivers, his aunt Judy Hart of Kendallville, IN; his aunt Mary Crawford of Orland, IN; several cousins, very special friend Rodney Whitney of Three Rivers, and numerous other friends.

Additional Information

Donations in Andrew’s memory may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Association. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. Andy and I met on my first day driving to high school when he backed into the side of my car. We were friends from then on. We lost track of each other while I was in the Air Force, but after I retired we reconnected. I rode more miles on motorcycles riding next to Andy than anyone else. Andy loved riding. My sister lives in MI, so I would be there quite often, and Andy was always ready to hang out with us at the local restaurants. He and I traveled to PA one time to pick up a motorcycle I purchased. We made the trip over a 24 hour period by switching the driving detail every couple of hours. Andy was a caring soul who would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. My trips to MI won’t be the same without him. I miss my friend very much.

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