Andy Schaap

June 4, 1935 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Andy Schaap Obituary

Funeral services for Andy Schaap, 88, of Clovis, will be held at the First Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore, in Clovis at 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 25, 2023 with Rev. Jeb Archey officiating.  Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Andrew Schaap, Tommy Alger, Steven Schaap, Austin Schaap, Ryan Schaap, Aaron Vaughan, Kyle Bethel, Liam Schaap, Case Schaap, Cole Schaap and Robert Albin serving as pallbearers.  The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Friday afternoon from 4 to 6 PM.

Andy Schaap, age 88, of Clovis NM passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023.  Andy is survived by his wife for nearly 63 years, Maria Schaap, sons, Eddie & Sherri Schaap of Clovis, Art & Renee Schaap of Clovis, Andy & Suzanne Schaap of Amarillo, TX, Ron & Jacque Schaap of Clovis, and daughter Jeannette & Craig Albin of Clovis.  His grandchildren, Andrew Schaap, Kayla (Tommy) Alger, Steven Schaap, Austin (Airen) Schaap, Ryan (Sarah) Schaap, Jennifer (Aaron) Vaughan, Amanda (Kyle) Bethel, Liam Schaap, Annaka Schaap, Gabby Schaap, Case (Marilyn) Schaap, Cole Schaap, Sadie Schaap, Skyler Schaap, Sophie Schaap, Marie Albin, Brittney Albin, and Robert Albin.  His great grandchildren Thomas, Cornelia, & Gerrit Alger; Jackson & Holland Schaap; Willem, Anja, & Henrik Schaap; Xander & Emma Schaap; Maddux, Harper, & Kollyns Vaughan, and Beckham Bethel.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ids & Shirley Schaap, Brother Fred Schaap, Sister Jenny Sytsma, Sister Mary Goedhart, and Brother Richard Schaap.

Andy was born June 4, 1935, in Terkaple, Friesland in the Netherlands at the home of Ids and Shirley Schaap. He is the middle of 5 Children.  The family owned a dairy farm.  After WWII the family immigrated to the United States and settled in Artesia, CA in 1947.  The family started a 12-cow dairy.  When he wasn’t working for his dad, Andy enjoyed bicycling, waterskiing, and speed skating. He met his future wife Ria at the Paramount ice-skating rink in CA.  They were married in the Reformed Church on December 7, 1960, and had their reception at Knott’s Berry Farm.  Ontario, CA became their home where together they worked hard to build their dairy business.  They had four boys and one daughter.  Andy was proud of his service to his country as a member of The National Guard. 

July 1977 Andy and Ria moved their business and family to Portales, NM.  He and his family enjoyed lake trips and snow skiing trips when living in California and continued when they moved to New Mexico. The family were active members of the Methodist Church. They hosted pool parties and taught many to water ski. Upon retiring in 2004, Andy and Ria moved to Clovis, NM where life continued to be all about family.  Andy always maintained enthusiasm for the dairy industry his entire life and was a tremendous influence on the careers of his children. He will be truly missed by all of those who knew him.

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Funeral Service
November 25, 2023

11:00 AM
First Methodist Church, Clovis, NM
1501 Sycamore
Clovis, NM 88101


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