Andrew Boldt

Funeral arrangements for Andrew Boldt

Andrew Boldt

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Purdue is making transportation to West Bend, Wisconsin available for students traveling to the funeral on Tuesday. Please email scarvell@purdue.edu with name, PUID, and phone number by TODAY (Monday, January 27) at 5 pm.

At the request of the Boldt family, the funeral arrangements below are provided to the Purdue community.

Andrew (Drew) Frederick Boldt, 21, tragically passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

He was born on June 11, 1992, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from St. Frances Cabrini Grade School in 2006 and then graduated from Marquette University High School in 2010.

While in high school he earned his Eagle Scout Rank in 2009 with Saint Frances Cabrini Troop 796. He played football, competed as a pole-vaulter for the track team and earned regional awards on the Hilltoppers FIRST Robotics Team 1732. In addition, Drew was a member of the Latin Club and enjoyed competing at State and National Junior Classical League conventions.

At Purdue University Drew was working towards a degree in Electrical Engineering and lived all four years in Cary Quad Southwest. He was past president of Cary Racing and worked with a team of students to build and race electric go-karts for the annual Purdue Grand Prix. He also served on the Cary Dorm Board. He was employed by the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) as a Teaching Assistant and served as an Officer for the ECE Student Society. Drew also worked as an intern the past two summers for the John Deere Corporation.  He was due to graduate in May 2014 and was hoping to accept a full time job with John Deere.

Drew is survived by his parents, James and Mary Mueller Boldt, and his brothers, Erich, of Minneapolis, and Nathan of West Bend.

He is further survived by his grandmothers, Pearl Mueller, West Bend, and Joyce Boldt, Manitowoc; aunts, uncles, cousins along with  the Marquette University High School and Purdue University communities.

The family will receive visitors from 3-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Saint Frances Cabrini in West Bend. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to the Andrew Boldt Cary Racing Scholarship Fund.  Gifts should be made payable to the Purdue Foundation, with “Andrew Boldt Cary Racing Scholarship Fund” in the memo line and sent to: Purdue Foundation, 403 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outpouring of love, condolences and support offered by all the people who knew and were touched by Drew.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.