Andrew J. Koors, 58, Batesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Born May 13, 1958, in Batesville, he was the son of Gloria (Firsich) and James Koors. A teacher for 33 years with the Batesville Community School Corp., he taught German at the high school. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1461, the Batesville Athletic Booster Club, Notre Dame Alumni Association, Cricket Ridge and a longtime announcer of Batesville boys and girls basketball for WRBI.
Andy embraced his German heritage. He was a longtime fixture at the annual Freudenfest in Oldenburg and apparently its unofficial mascot. For several years he was pictured on a billboard complete with his lederhosen. He enjoyed his students and teaching them to speak German as well as learning about German customs. According to his family, Andy was a good cook and liked going to Jungle Jim's International Market regularly. Apparently, he made something called Hell Fire Bean Dip that was so hot, it was legendary. His brother tried to make it, cutting the heat factor in half, and said it was still barely edible. An avid golfer, he competed in several leagues and although not largely considered a sports fan by his family, Andy did like watching Notre Dame football and basketball. Other interests included photography and occasional visits to the Indiana Grand Casino.
He is survived by his sister Tress Zielinski, Batesville; brother Tony Koors, Indianapolis; nieces Kira Lentz, Kylie Koors, Kami Koors, all of Indianapolis; and nephews Nicholas Koors, Parma Heights, Ohio, and Benjamin Koors and E.J. Koors, both of Indianapolis.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Tammy Koors.
Visitation is Friday, Feb. 24, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the Batesville Community Education Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Published on February 23, 2017