Andrew C. “Andy” Aune

Andrew “Andy” C. Aune, 86, Mesa, AZ, formally from Valley City, ND and Sanborn, ND passed away peacefully on May 11, 2019 with his loved ones at his side. A memorial service will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Valley City, ND at 2 pm on Friday May 31, 2019 Inurnment will be in Memory Gardens with military rites. Andy Aune was born in Valley City, ND to Arne and Bessie (Myhre) Aune on October 16, 1932. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Valley City. Andy enlisted in the Navy on October 20, 1952 where he served on the USS Union AKA 106 during the Korean War. Andy was given an Honorable Discharge on October 20, 1960. Andy married Sylvia Lee on June 20, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Norma Township, Barnes County, ND. They moved to San Diego, CA where Andy was stationed in the US Navy. In 1956, they returned to the Sanborn, ND area to begin farming. Andy and Sylvia farmed from 1956 until 1994, when they retired and moved to Valley City, ND. Sylvia passed away on March 13, 2005. He was a current member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Valley City, life time member of VFW Post 2764 and the Eckelson-Sanborn American Legion Post 202, and past president of the Eagles Aerie 2192. Andy married Fran Winkler on Dec 21, 2007 in Valley City, North Dakota. Andy and Fran moved to Mesa, AZ in August of 2016 after wintering in AZ for 10 years. Fran passed away on Nov 25, 2017. Andrew is survived by his daughters Teri Aune and Deb (Al) Wacha. Grandchildren Erica (Brian) Eggers, Michelle Wacha, Joshua (JoEllen) Nathan, Kimberly Wacha (Jason), Daniel (Sara) Wacha and Amber (Carl) Peterson. Great Grandchildren Nolan, Audrey, Micah; William, Michaella ,Taylor; Brynn, Harper, Rowan; Grayson, Liam and Andrew; Jayden, Nora and Britta. daughter-in-law Ruth Nathan. Stepson Billie Winkler and step grandchildren Ross Winkler and Hayley Winkler. Step Great Grandchildren, Kaydence and Emmett. His sisters Arlene Olson and Beverly Wilson, brothers-in-law Richard Lee and Gary Lee and other relatives. Andy is preceded in death by his wives; son, Michael; daughter-in-law Sharon, parents, Arne and Bessie Aune; brother Robert and infant sister Myrna and other relatives. Cards of condolences can be sent to Deb Wacha, 2929 East Main St, #278 Mesa AZ 85213 or Teri Aune, 1603 North Frontier Dr, Huron SD 57350. Lerud Mathias Funeral Home in Valley City is assisting Andy’s family with arrangements. An online guestbook is available at