The  Indianapolis  Star
Tuesday February 24, 1953
A.D. (Andrew David) Lotshaw:
Pro Athletic Trainer, Dies
          Funeral services for  Andrew D. (Andy) Lotshaw, 1211 West 32d street, big league professional baseball and football trainer, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Conkle West 16th Street Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Lebanon.
          The man who rubbed the kinks out of the aching muscles of members of Chicago’s National League Cubs and Football Bears for 30 years died Sunday night at his home after an illness of about a year.  He was 73 years old.
          Before becoming a trainer Mr. Lotshaw was an outfielder with the Indianapolis American Association baseball club.  He was a member of the team that won in 1917 Little World Series by beating Toronto of the International League.
          BORN NEAR LEBANON, he came back to Indianapolis from his long career in Chicago last month after retiring because of his health.
          A 32nd-degree Mason, Mr. Lotshaw was a member of the Shrine, Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, and Order of Eastern Star in Chicago.
          Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Laura Lotshaw; a brother,  Oscar Altie Lotshaw, Galena Park, TX., and an adopted son,  Homer Petero, Indianapolis.

          LOTSHAW – Andrew D. (Andy), husband of  Laura M. Lotshaw, foster father of  Homer Petero, father-in-law of  Vivian J. Whiteley, brother of  Oscar Altie Lotshaw, passed away at residence, 1211 West 32d St.  Services Wednesday, 2 p.m., CONKLE FUNERAL HOME,  4925 W. 16th St. Friends invited.  Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Nancy Glover

The  Lebanon  Reporter
February, 1953
          Andrew D. (Andy) Lotshaw, famed trainer of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears who died of a heart attack last night at his home in Indianapolis, will be buried here Wednesday afternoon.
          Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery will follow services at 2PM., at the Conkle Funeral Home, 4925 Wes 16th Street in Speedway City.
          Trainer for the Bears and the Cubs for 30 years before retiring last December, Andy or (Windy) as some of the old timers knew him, moved to 1211 West 32nd street in Indianapolis January 15. He was 73 years old.
          Andy was born in Ripley County on January 27, 1880, the son of  Oscar F. and Susan A. Lotshaw and came to Lebanon in 1905.
          He played left field on a baseball team managed by Bob Berryhill who now is an Indianapolis resident, before going into the professional game with Toronto, Canada and Marion, O.  The latter club was then owned by the late ex-president Warren G. Harding.
          Andy later played the outfield and was trainer for the 1917 Indianapolis team which won the Junior World Series and in 1922 he was with the Decatur, Illinois Staleys.
          The Staleys also had a professional football team and they moved to Chicago to form the team now known as the Bears.
          He was married here June 4, 1918 to Laura Gullion Whitely who survives.  Also surviving are a brother,  Altie Lotshaw  of Galena Park, Texas; a foster son,  Homer Petero  of Indianapolis, and a number of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.  Two brothers and two daughters deceased.
Contributed by Nancy Glover

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