Andrew Antekeier

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM.

In 1965, Andy married Barbara Charron in Muskegon. They had two children, Alison in 1967, and Andrew in 1969, both of whom survive him along with their mother, now Barbara Kendall.

Andy's career years centered around sales. He was a gifted salesman no matter what the product. He was a corporate recruiter and owned Antekeier Associates in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He continued in various sales jobs after relocating to Florida in 1981, eventually settling in Indian Rocks Beach.

In 1988, he opened a retail store called TShirts N Stuff on Indian Rocks Beach which he operated for 10 years. It was a fun place with windows full of signs and cartoons alongside the merchandise. Those windows reflected his liberal political and strong anti-war views, and his pride in being a lifelong Democrat. Shoppers came to the store as much for the conversations with Andy as for the Florida T-shirts he sold them.

In 1989, Andy married Susan Clayton of Tampa. In Susan he found a person whose love of life was equal to his. They have managed to pack about 50 years of living into their 25 years together.

In 1998, Andy and Susan discovered the small town of Eastpoint along Florida's Forgotten Coast. It was love at first sight. After many years of planning and a lot of luck, they were able to retire to their place on Apalachicola Bay in 2006. During retirement they also enjoyed great times in their RV, camping, exploring the back roads, and the outdoors.

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