Andy Myers

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05/17/2024Andy Meyers
Andrew James Meyers was born October 25, 1983, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Christine and Robert Lee Meyers, joining his sisters Amber and Amanda to complete the family. He was always adventurous, eager to learn, and lived life authentically.

Andrew (Andy) grew up in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and was active in the Boy Scouts, enjoying going to the beach close by, biking, and attending oyster roasts. He played the bass violin in school; an early passion that stayed with him while adding other instruments to his collection throughout the years. The family relocated to Knoxville, Iowa in 1995, where he continued to participate in scouting. It was a trip to Philmont, an exclusive Scout camp, that inspired his love of the outdoors. He participated in concerts and jazz bands, sang in the choir and musicals, and enjoyed fishing and golf.

The day after he graduated from Knoxville High School, Andrew traveled to Maine to begin an adventure hiking the Appalachian Trail, walking in the mountains from Maine to Georgia; a trek that took 6 months. After a short break, he walked the Pacific Coast Trail from Oregon to Mexico.

He attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, receiving his Associate’s Degree in English. He later returned there to earn a separate Associate’s Degree in Computer Networks and Security.

Andrew was married to Kirsten Lyons on March 3, 2008, on the island of Maui, Hawaii, with their families in attendance.

He loved his wife and family, his two ‘doodle’ dogs Luke and Levi, playing music with Art Horgan and Stan Finken, cooking, the ham radio, flyfishing, and kayaking, among many other interests.

Always a hard worker, Andrew found his calling in IT and worked for Marion County as the Systems Administrator before rising to the position of Marion County IT Director.Andy Myers

Andrew died suddenly on May 17, 2024, in a motorcycle accident at the age of 40.

Those left to mourn his loss are his wife, Kirsten, parents Christine and Lee Meyers, grandmother Juel Meyers, sisters Amber (Nathaniel) Adkins of Fairfield, Iowa, and Amanda (Baylor) Sison of Johns Creek, Georgia, niece Thisbe Adkins, nephews Edmund Adkins and Uriah Sison, his uncle Alan (Audra) Flatau of Morgan, Utah, his great-aunts Janet Morris and Myrtle Elmore, stepdaughter Kirsten (Tom) Merritt, stepson Robert Lyons, cousins Laura Kraft, Aria (Chip) Rosenblum and Zack (Michaela) Flatau, friends, and co-workers.

Memorials may be designated to Hope Ministries, Neighbor Helping Neighbor, or the Marion County Humane Society.