Justin Alan Andrea, 35 of Rice Lake passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
Justin was born on December 18, 1983, in Shell Lake to Sullivan “Sam” and Brenda Andrea. Justin was raised in Spooner and graduated from Spooner High School in 2002. Justin then continued his education at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake from 2002 to 2003 where he also played for the UWBC Chargers basketball team.
Justin coached basketball and softball for Barron County Special Olympics, an organization he devoted numerous years to and enjoyed becoming a true teacher to his athletes. When not coaching, Justin could always be found watching and cheering for his beloved Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves, and Alabama Crimson Tide.
“Justin truly was a loving son, friend, and father which was on full display when playing with and spending time with his son Bentley,” his family said.
Justin is survived by his parents, Sullivan “Sam” and Brenda Andrea; son, Bentley Sullivan Andrea; girlfriend Shannon Fankhauser; half-brother, Joseph Andrea; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.
Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Dorothy Robbins; paternal grandparents, Joseph and June Andrea; and aunt Theresa Stauffer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, at Spooner Funeral Home.
In honor of Justin, those attending wore their favorite sports shirt or jersey.
Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at Spooner Funeral Home, 306 Rusk St., Spooner.
Interment was held privately.
Justin’s family is asking memorials be made to Barron County Special Olympics in Justin’s memory.
Condolences may be shared with the family at bratley-nelsonchapels.com.