After waiting for 4 years, we joyfully welcomed Andrew James Brindle into our family when he was only 2 days old. As a baby, he used to love to make people laugh as he would perform in his high chair his funny antics such as his “Tense Look” to a captive audience. When Andrew was only 1 year old, his adoptive father went home to be with his Lord and Savior. At bedtime, one thing that Andrew and his big brother, Matt, would pray for was a new dad who ended up coming into their lives when Andrew was 3 years old. At the age of 5, Andrew became a big brother when Christian, the youngest member of our family was born, and with the two of them going to the same schools much of the time, he had many opportunities to watch out for his little brother. Andrew was a unique and remarkable child in many ways. Highly intelligent and very capable, he could gure out about anything. One time when his dad was showing him how to replace a headlight on his car, he was so amazed that at the age of 3 1/2, Andrew demonstrated that he knew which way to turn the screwdriver. He loved taking old electronics apart to see what was inside, a foreshadowing of some of the interests when he was older such as building computers and working as a mechanic, especially when it involved big equipment. He often had a mischievous twinkle in his eye, and his mind was always active. This would prompt his mother to say, “I can see the wheels turning, Andrew.” As he grew, his interests expanded to a wide variety of things, such as music, sports, shing, plants, and animals, and his thirst for knowledge compelled him to learn all about all of them and excel in each one. Andrew learned about God from his parents, his teachers at the schools he attended, the counselors and speakers at Pioneer Bible Camp and his Sunday School teachers, AWANA teachers, and pastors at Grace Community Bible Church. We are so thankful for all of the people who invested their time and energy into teaching our son about the Lord. When he was only 4 years old, he watched an old Christian movie on TV with his family called “A Thief in the Night”. Shortly afterward, he decided that he wanted to invite Jesus into his heart. At his baptism when he was a little older, he made a public profession of his faith making it known that he was trusting in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection for the the forgiveness of his sins. He knew there was nothing he would ever be able to do to make that happen. From Kindergarten through the 7th grade, Andrew attended Grace Lutheran School in Sandy, UT. He played soccer on the school team, and surprised us when he told us that the ute was the instrument he wanted to play in the school band. Like everything else, he was very good at it. From the 8th grade through the 12th grade, Andrew attended Intermountain Christian School. He played on both the Basketball Team and the Soccer Team and also enjoyed playing bass guitar in the Jazz Band. After graduating from High School, Andrew attended Salt Lake Community College and the University of Phoenix. He was employed in a wide variety of jobs - computers, selling health insurance to Seniors, Technical Customer Service, warehouse man, and heavy equipment mechanic. At the age of 32, Andrew began searching for his birth parents and was successful in locating them as well as many Aunts, Uncles and cousins in both Utah and Minnesota. He moved to Minnesota at the age of 33.
Andrew’s surviving relatives are his father, Robert Brindle, mother, Nora Brindle, brother and family, Matthew, Nirvana and Logan Brindle, brother and family, Christian, Stormie and Violet Brindle son, Andy Brindle, and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins including April Taylor on both sides of the family.
A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy, Utah on August 17th at 7PM. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to the church. We miss you, Andrew, and we will see you again!
There are no words that can aptly describe our condolences for you. We are thankful for God and His word to help in times like these.
1 Thessalonians states
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
Our prayer for you is thay you experience the comfort of God and the assurance of the hope that we have in Him.
We love you.
Bob, Nora, Matt and Christian,
We are so sad for the passing of Andrew and the pain you must all be going through.
Dan and I will not be able to attend the memorial service but you all are in our prayers. We will always remember Andrew!
Love to you all,
Dan and Kathy Murdock
Ashley, Michelle and I are so sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing and give praise that he is in the arms of his Heavenly Father. We send much love and prayers for peace to all.
My heart aches for your family and your loss. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family. Sending hugs and love to you.