Earnest LaVern Andreasen, of Bridgeport passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 70. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, October 17 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, officiated by Bro. Scott Strother. Burial will follow in East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 pm Sunday, October 16.
Earnest was born December 22, 1945 in Bowie, Texas to Sigurd Jensen Andreasen and Gladys Leona Kellevig. On June 1, 1972, Earnest married the love of his life Vada ”Beth” Gilley. He lived a very full life joining the Navy at the age of 18, where he was stationed in Long Beach, California. He retired in 1966 as an E4 Third Classman. He was a member of the D.A.V. and past Vice Commander of the North Texas Honor Guard. Earnest also enjoyed woodworking, camping, and spending time with his family. He worked as a welder and diesel mechanic until his retirement.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Beth Andreasen; son Ronnie Andreasen and companion Holly Brooks; daughter Christi Smith and husband
Michael, all of Bridgeport; brothers Tony Andreasen, Terry Andreasen, and Dale Andreasen; sisters Arlene Johnson, Beverly Andreasen, Judy Andreasen. and Betty Jackson; grandchildren Madison Andreasen, Garrett Smith, Cole Holley,
Shirah Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Sig and Gladys; sisters Diane Andreasen, Sylvia Morton, and Iona Truax; and brother Wayne Andreasen.