Andrew Harten

First post: Mar 1, 2022 Latest post: Mar 11, 2022

ANDREW WILLIAM HARTEN was officially declared a resident of heaven on March 3, 2022. 

PLEASE JOIN US to celebrate his life on SATURDAY, MARCH 19 at 1:00 PM at North Heights Church, 1700 West Highway 96, Arden Hills, Door A. 

Visitation will be one hour prior at 12:00. Lunch will be served following the service. 

The service will also be live-streamed. See link below. 

Please pray for our family and for his partner Rob in this new journey without Andrew.

David and Sharon Harten
Mathew and Megan (Sahlstrom)
Daniel and Kristina (Domino)  
Rob Brandt

**His story:  
We wanted to let you know of some sad news. Andrew was taken to the hospital four weeks ago and was diagnosed with acute alcoholic hepatitis. While there he also got C-Dif.  They were treating that as well as the liver and kidneys. At one point his numbers were getting better. He was there about a week and a half before the hospital was allowing visitors due to Covid. After 15 days in the hospital, he was sent home. He returned to the hospital a week later with labored breathing and pain in his stomach. He had had fluid taken from his abdomen during the first hospital stay and  then again after he was admitted this time. His kidney and liver numbers got worse. He had neuropathy in his feet, edema in his legs, slight pneumonia and extremely yellow color all over.

On Sunday morning Rob and we talked to each dr as they came in.  Andrew was still receiving aggressive care for his liver and kidneys. Unfortunately, his numbers continued to decline. Rob and we talked to hospitalists, the GI nurse practitioner and GI drs, the chaplain, the palliative care dr. and hospice team rep. Andrew wanted to go home and we set it up for March 2. It didn't work that way.  Andrew was not strong enough to go home and his care needed to be managed at the hospital. 

On March 3, 2022, Andrew was officially declared a resident of heaven. A celebration of his life will be held in a couple of weeks. 

Please pray for our family and for Rob In this new journey without Andrew.