Andrew James Mautz, 28, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2023 at his home in Emporia, Kansas.
He was born on September 7, 1994 in Emporia, Kansas, the son of James C. and Carmen Mautz (Lutz). He grew up on the family farm in southwest Hartford and attended schools in Burlington, graduating from Burlington High School in 2013. He then attended Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada, MO.
Andrew was a driven perfectionist and quickly established a reputation as an excellent welder working in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Wichita, KS. He moved to Emporia in May 2021.
Andrew had a huge passion for cooking, hunting and fishing and was an avid fan of Chief.
He is survived by his mother, Carmen Mautz-Hicks and husband Jeff of Argyle, Texas; his father, James C. Mautz and wife Rhonda of Hartford; her siblings, Kevin Mautz (Lisa) and Gina Pope (Dave), of Hartford, and Isaac Mautz of Argyle, Texas; her maternal grandfather, David J. Lutz of Lawrence, KS; nephews, Alex Mautz and Shawn Mautz; other relatives and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rose Marie Nichols (Hagemann) and paternal grandparents, Otto James and Alma Jeane Mautz.
The visitation was held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at the Jones Funeral Home in Burlington, KS. The family’s funeral took place on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Care Arc of Emporia sent to Jones Funeral Home, PO Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.