Andrew Vissia

Andrew Vissia


March 20, 1937 - June 18, 2024


Andrew “Andy” Vissia, 87, of White Lake, SD, died Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at his home under hospice care. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 25, at the United Methodist Church in White Lake. Burial will be at White Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM at White Lake United Methodist Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service.

Andrew “Andy” John Vissia was born on March 20, 1937, to Jake and Gertie (Judstra) Vissia in Mt. Morrison, CO. Andy graduated from 8th grade at Cooper School in Aurora County. Andy served in the US Air Force from 1957 to 1961, stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California, and continued his service in the Reserves from 1961 to 1963.

Andy was united in marriage to Ruby Nightingale Hall on May 15, 1962, in White Lake.

After his military service, he owned and operated Andy’s Mobil Service in White Lake. Andy also drove school bus and served many years in law enforcement, including two years as Sheriff and eight years as Deputy Sheriff in Aurora County. Andy worked at the State Training School in Plankinton and served 18 years as a volunteer with the White Lake Ambulance Service. He also worked for area farmers throughout his life – his favorite job was fixing fence.

Andy always enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding horses in his younger years, as he was a true cowboy. In his later years, he enjoyed taking walks and sitting outside on sunny days. He also enjoyed listening to the radio and his Sunday morning church service.

Andy is survived by his children, Sharon (Eric) Nowotny of White Lake, Marlene (Joe) Anderson of White Lake, Bob Hall of Mitchell, and Mark Hall of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren: Carmen (Norton) Truman, Winston (Baillie) Nowotny, David (Brandy Dyer) Anderson, Jennifer (Shannon) Hydeman, Shawna (Steve) DeMink, Jessica Hall, Joshua (Amy) Hall, Jamie (Wyatt) Berekvam; great-grandchildren: Casey, Callie, and Camrie Truman, Rhett Nowotny, Emily Anderson, Trinity, Tristan, and Adeline Hydeman, Amanda and Ella Beardsley, Knox and Brayker Hall, Levi and Erik Berekvam; brothers, Al (Johna) Vissia of Plankinton and George (Ana) Vissia of Whitewood, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; his parents; two brothers, Richard (Clarice) Vissia and Larry Vissia; and close friend, Inge Glissendorf.


Monday, June 24, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

United Methodist Church
White Lake, SD


Tuesday, June 25, 2024
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
White Lake, SD


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, SD

Posted by Juanita and David Edinger on June 25, 2024
Sending our condolences to your family. Dave enjoyed being deputy sheriff with Andy in 1973 and 1974. He was a good man. God bless you.
Posted by Lubda Heath on June 24, 2024
With my geepestvcondolences to the entire Vissia family. Andy was a soft spoken and kind whenever he came into the working.White Lake Coop when I was working. Blessings and comfort to his friends and family.
Posted by Jim and Bernice Houska on June 24, 2024
So sorry for your loss. Cherish all your memories. Our deepest sympathy to all his family.
Posted by Gisela {Schwarz} Smit on June 24, 2024
.So very sorry for your loss God Bless..
Posted by Wayne Haines on June 21, 2024
To a fellow Cooper School alumni, the world needs more guys like Andy Vissia. Good ride cowboy good ride!
Posted by Robert Athey on June 20, 2024
Prayers to you all
Posted by Darlene Sperling on June 19, 2024
I am so sorry . Andy was the best Uncle there was in my life. When I was young, Andy and Ruby were ALWAYS there for me WITH A SMILE AND HUG. He was ONE IN A MILLION. Bob, Mark and Marlene, Sharon, YOUR DAD WAS A BLESSING IN THIS LIFE to so many! I am so sorry. Sending love and prayers. Loved my Uncle Andy!
Posted by Danny Cudmore on June 19, 2024
RIP "gump'
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