Our beloved Andrew “Drew” Joseph Strickhausen passed away suddenly on November 11, 2022, in San Antonio, TX at the age of 37.
Andrew was born on June 25,1985 in Farmington, NM. He spent his early years in Farmington, NM where he attended school. He spent several years in Durango, CO, and his most recent residence was in San Antonio, TX.
As a young child Andrew loved to draw, ride bikes, spend time with his friends, and he quickly found that he was drawn to music. As he matured, he loved the outdoors-- camping, hiking, and getting lost in the mountains. He enjoyed reading Marvel and DC comics in his down time. He always loved music and was exposed to a wide range of genres from a young age. As the tech world progressed, Andrew became an avid gamer. His love for music was his beautiful escape to taking him to many places in life. His favorite pastime was to play the guitar and sing which has been passed down from many generations. He found his creative flow with heavy metal. Andrew was the vocalist for the band Capsul for 4 years and later went on to join the band Morbid Justice. He traveled to Cleveland, Ohio with the band Morbid Justice to record their album Ignored Reflections, where he played the bass on the song “Useless Advice”. Andrew was a man of many talents and had a passion for his music.
He cared for all, wanting to make people smile and ensuring that they were seen. Andrew always had a playful, humorous, and loving personality. His inside jokes and spunk made him the life of the party. One of his special traits was always knowing how to make you smile and comfort you no matter what day you were having. Andrew spent most of his career in retail, most recently at Home Depot in Durango, CO then transferring to a San Antonio, TX location, where he strived to excel and reach his goals.
Andrew is survived by his life partner Lashae Snyder of San Antonio, TX; his children Jonathyn Joseph Strickhausen, Harvey Lee Strickhausen, Emberly Veronica Strickhausen, all of Durango, CO, Caia Phyllis-Marie Strickhausen of San Antonio; his extended children Rainey Scott and Alexis Cabreja of Colorado, Cassie Scott And granddaughter Mia Rae Cohen of California; his mother Vonda Wilson Waldron (David McDaniel) of Globe, AZ, his father, Ronald Jay Strickhausen (Rosie) of San Antonio, TX; his stepmom Pamela Brister-Strickhausen of Castroville, TX ; his siblings Madylin Strickhausen, Deven Strickhausen, and Jaymin Strickhausen of Lafayette, LA, Krystafer McDaniel of Globe, AZ, Ronald “RJ” James Strickhausen of Castroville, TX, stepsister Jessica Johnson of San Antonio, TX, and stepsister Valerie Bree McDaniel of Globe, AZ; in-laws William Snyder (Hazel) and Lavonda Snyder of Aztec, NM, and Lindsay and Chase Snyder of Albuquerque, NM; his grandparents Connie Stewart Beckham of Waelder, TX, Junior Wood (Marylin) of Farmington, NM, `Gertrude Alarcon (Raul) of Miami, AZ; his large extended family including aunts, uncles, and cousins. Andrew was preceded in death by his grandmother Phyllis Barbara Wood of Farmington, NM, grandfather Donald Jay Strickhausen of Texas City, TX, aunt Rachell Strickhausen Fossett of Grand Junction, CO, and uncle Melvin Hall of Farmington, NM.
He loved his children, God, metal, and living life to the fullest.
He will always be remembered as a loving father, partner, son, and friend. As he would say “shine bright and push through, and never surrender!”
There will be plans for a public celebration of life to be held at a later date.