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Andrew Jay Wachter
August 1, 1989 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 33) 33 Years Old
Andrew Jay Wachter of Rolla, MO was born on Tuesday, August 1, 1989 in Kirksville, MO to Jay L. Wachter and Elaine Kay Wachter, nee Bragg. He passed away at his home in Rolla, MO on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the age of 33 years, 1 month and 13 days.
Andrew graduated from Kirksville High School in 2008. He then attended Linn Tech for Heavy Equipment Operations until pursuing his true passion where he graduated from the Missouri Sheriff's Association Academy obtaining his Class A Peace Officer certificate. He married the love of his life, Katlyn Marie Johnson on October 15, 2011 and to this union four children were born. Andrew began his career in law enforcement at the La Plata Police Department. He and Kate later moved to Rolla, MO where he went to work for the Rolla Police Department, was a Corporal and a member of the SWAT Team. On the side, Andrew also had his own power washing business called "Show Me Curb Appeal." He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Masonic Lodge and El Kadir Shrine Club in Kirksville, MO. He had accepted the Lord as his Lord and Savior at an early age at Fellowship Baptist Church in Kirksville, and began attending Greentree Church when he moved to Rolla. Andrew was an outdoorsman that loved to hunt, fish, ride four-wheelers and grill/smoke meat. He had a heart for helping others and a presence that lit up any room he was in. He loved to make people smile, to joke around and to grill or smoke meat and have get-togethers. He enjoyed going to auctions and collecting bench vises and anvils. Most of all, Andrew loved his family, especially his kids and wife. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend.
He is survived by his loving wife Katlyn Wachter of Rolla, MO; children Jayleigh (7), Mackenna (5), Addilyn (5) and Jackson (1) Wachter of Rolla, MO; father Jay Wachter (companion Trish Logan) of Kirksville, MO; mother Elaine Bragg; siblings Austin Wachter of Kirksville, MO, Dylan (Brooke) Williams and Karissa (Brian) Leffew both of Ewing, MO; grandmother Leola Bragg of Rolla, MO; parents-in-law Kevin and Wendy Johnson of Waynesville, MO; grandmother-in-law Judy Moersch of Rolla, MO; brother-in-law Ryan Johnson (fiancee Tere Berrios) of Waynesville, MO; sister-in-law Megan (Chance) Smith of Cherry Point, NC; Rolla Police Department brothers and sisters; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Elmer Bragg and Donald Wachter; grandmother Judy Tombleson; special uncle Darren Henrichs.
Visitation was from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Greentree Christian Church, Rolla, MO. Masonic Service was at 6:00 PM and Funeral Services immediately followed with Pastor Chris Foster officiating. The family chose cremation as his final disposition. Memorials were suggested to the Andrew Wachter Memorial Fund, donated at Phelps County Bank under Katlyn Wachter donation account.
All arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, MO.