Andrew H. Goranson
September 29, 1976 – December 29, 2020
Andrew Hess Goranson, 44, passed away December 29, 2020 in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Andy is survived by his wife Abby, sons Max and Gus, and best dog Lola; brother Christopher, mother in law Mary Pat Cheshier; brother in law Eric (Kelly) Cheshier and nephew Cyrus and niece Haley; aunt Joan (Dick) Schlanker; and countless other family and friends. Preceded in death by mother Carol Hess Goranson, father Lowell Goranson. He will be deeply missed.
Andy was a proud husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a Swanson Superstar, Westside Warrior, UNL alum; President of Access Payment Processing; Rotarian; Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster for Pack 866; officer of the Lambda Nu Chapter of Fiji; Golfer, bowler and fisherman with varying degrees of success. Andy loved many things: football, rugby, the Cubs, good food, good beer, good bourbon; dogs and manatees; BMWs; Widespread Panic, classical music and good, smooth jazz; the one and only Amazing Technicolor Show Choir; camping and exploring from Indian Cave to the Great Wall; long talks with anyone willing to listen and good, strong hugs. Mostly, he loved his family, his friends and his clients. Andy never met a stranger (literally, he knew everyone).
Andy taught us all how to love and live without abandon, to cherish all who we are lucky to know, and to say I love you at every opportunity. The world is a better place because of Andy, and those who knew him are better for it.
Funeral: Monday, January 4th, 2021, 11:00AM, West Center Chapel, with family receiving friends from 9-11AM.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Westside Alumni Association and Nebraska Humane Society.
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