The Indianapolis Star
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.
Tuesday February 24, 1953
A.D. (Andrew David) Lotshaw:
Pro Athletic Trainer, Dies
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.
may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Nancy Glover
The Lebanon Reporter
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
ANDY LOTSHAW EXPIRES;
BURIAL HERE WEDNESDAY
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.
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