Andrew L. Prudhomme, 61, of Linton, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, 2012. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born in Danville, Ill., on July 10, 1951, the son of James & Betty J. (Cramer) Prudhomme.
Andy graduated from Linton High School in 1969. He served in the Army National Guard and was a lifetime member of the Linton American Legion.
Andy married Tawni Fulford on Oct. 4, 1975, at the home of his parents. Their son, Josh, was born on July 10, 1980.
Andy returned to school and received an Associates Degree in Criminal Law at Vincennes University. He was accepted into the IU Police Academy and graduated to become a police officer. He received a bachelor's degree at Indiana University in 1997. Andy's police career spanned 10 years, and he later became a Case Manager for Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Andrew charged through life, drawing along his wife and son, in a whirlwind of sporting activities that included camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, quad racing, and compound bow tournaments. He was an avid hunter and was looking forward to this year's fall season. He also enjoyed collecting knives and turkey calls.
The last few years were spent traveling and spending time with his family and close friends. Andy loved walking his terrier, and during quiet times, he studied various religions and read the Bible from cover to cover. He lived each day as fully as possible. Andrew had been accepted into cancer clinical trials at the Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. He had hoped that treatment would extend his time with his family and his results might also benefit other cancer patients in the future. He fought his battle bravely and kept a good attitude each day.
Andy is survived by Tawni, his wife of 37 years, a loving son, Josh (Leah) Prudhomme of Bloomington, father James Prudhomme of Linton, sister Julia (Kent) Harting of Linton, nephews Garrett Kaho of Linton and Steve (Rita and Logan) Kaho of Carbon, father-in-law Owen (Karen) Fulford of Linton, brother-in-law Dennis (Sue) Fulford of Linton, nephews Justin (Margaret) Fulford of Indianapolis and Wade (Amber) Fulford of Terre Haute, great nephews Christopher and Elijah, and a great niece Emma. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty J. Prudhomme, and two sons, James Ryan and Andrew Jared.
At his request, Andy's remains were cremated. A private family celebration of his life will be held this Saturday at Saint Peter Hall in Linton. The family invites all friends and family to a sky lantern lighting, Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7:30qqqq at the Linton American Legion Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Greene County Humane Society.