With heavy hearts we had to say goodby to a long time writer, friend and avid snowmobiler. Andy Twork, passed away on April 21, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.
As many of our readers know Andy had been a writer at the Magazine for over 25 years. His stories always made you feel like he was taking you on a fun filled adventure. His last story was in our December 2019 magazine, and it was about a group of people he had met at a truck stop in St. Ignace. That was the type of guy he was. Strike up a conversation with a few people at a truck stop and end up with a very fun and interesting story. After the story came out the gentlemen, who is from Marienville, Pennsylvania, called to thank the magazine and Andy for running a story on them.
Andy could be found at many snowmobile events. Weather for the magazine or for the fact that Andy and his family, Rose and Marianne, LOVED to snowmobile. He loved his trips to Canada and to his second home in the Upper Penninsula, Brimley, Michigan.
He loved to cook. He was always offering up his help at gathering to show off his cooking skills. I’m sure he even cooked on the muffler of his snowmobile like so many people say you can do.
Andy loved taking out first time riders. To show them the sport he loved, and to watch the smiles and happiness as the got to experience what he loved about snowmobiling.
You will be missed by many. A celebration of his life will take place at the Twisting Trails Clubhouse on Saturday September 26th, from 1-4pm. The Twisting trails clubhouse is located at 5875 Ruprecht Rd. Twin Lake, MI.
Mr. Andrew J. “Andy” Twork, age 59 of Holton, passed away on Tuesday morning, April 21, 2020 at his home after a short battle with cancer. He was born on January 14, 1961 in Muskegon, Michigan to Leo & Anna (Graham) Twork, Sr. Andy retired as a purchasing agent from the City of Muskegon Department of Public Works after 25 years of employment. He enjoyed camping, cooking, and riding ATVs and snowmobiles. He was a life member of the Michigan Snowmobile Association, and he was a writer for the Michigan Snowmobiler Magazine. On October 10, 1981 Andy married Rose M. Newcomb and she survives him along with 2 children: Marianne (Kimberly) Twork of Grand Rapids, Andre (Ariana) Marcato of Joinville, Brazil; his loyal dogs, George & Henry; 1 sister, Jean (Ron) Blauwkamp of Grand Rapids; 3 brothers: Leo Michael (Judy) Twork, Jr. of Cedar Springs, John Twork of Florida, Patrick (Laurel) Twork of Zeeland; brother-in-law, Claud (Linda) Newcomb of Urbana, Indiana; sister-in-law, Sandy (Jim) Mason of Fremont; and by many nieces, nephews, & special friends. Andy was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Judy Twork; brother-in-law, Richard Allen Newcomb; and nephew, Peter W. Newcomb. According to Andy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Suggested Memorials: Harbor Hospice or The American Cancer Society. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.