Andrea Ceu Erion, 36
Andrea Ceu Erion, 36, of Fort Lauderdale, FL formerly of New Hampton, IA began her ultimate adventure on January 16, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton, with Rev. Kevin Frey presiding.
Interment will be in New Hampton Cemetery with a Celebration of Life reception to follow at The Pub at the Pinicon.
If so desired, memorials may be made to "The Family of Andrea C. Erion" C/O PO Box 228 New Hampton, IA 50659.
Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences for Andrea's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com 641-394-4334
Her very first adventure began on January 23, 1982 when she was born during a blizzard in New Hampton, IA. She was born only ten minutes after her parents arrived at the hospital.
Andrea graduated from New Hampton High School, Class of 2000. She graduated with an associates degree from North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, IA in 2002. She transferred to Western Illinois University (WIU) in Macomb, IL and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors degree in Broadcasting and Communications in 2004. During her time at WIU, Andrea was very active in her sorority Sigma Kappa. She became involved with the South Florida Sigma Kappa alumnae group where she installed and advised a brand new Sigma Kappa chapter at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL.
Andrea worked at several radio stations showcasing her talent as both a radio personality and in promotions during her time at NIACC, WIU and continued the first few years she lived in Florida.
In 2006, Andrea started her career at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. She began in catering and event management where she came up with the most amazing menus and food options. She transitioned to sales manager in 2014, where she assisted clients in coordinating events at the convention center.
First Descents (FD) renewed and enhanced Andrea’s passion for adventure and life. Andrea was introduced to FD by her friend Jada. She’s been Slip Stitch ever since. She learned to skate board, surf and white water raft, completed 100 mile bike rides, Ragnar races and took an adventure to New Zealand.
Andrea was an avid bike rider and loved riding on A1A with her close friends. She enjoyed running, challenging herself with Triathlons, and participating in RAGBRAI to honor her late brother Adam Liddle.
Andrea had an adventure to find a Church she called home; she found a place to strengthen her faith and grow her spirituality. Andrea was an active and dedicated member of City Church Fort Lauderdale.
Andrea‘s laughter was contagious and filled the room! When she wasn’t collecting autographs or going back stage at various rock concerts, she enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her parents, Sally (Dean) Liddle and Gale Erion (Kym Olson); her siblings, Chrissy (Bill) Sellon, Shelly Erion, Alicia (Chris) Grimm, Nicholas (Amber) Erion, Janelle Erion (Russell Willett); sister-in-law, Sue Liddle; her grandmothers, Leola Erion and Ellen Liddle; her nieces and nephews, Devon, Gavin, Ellie, Hudson, Aria and Finn; her roommate/best friend, Kelly Hardee, her fur baby, Bettie Page; and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Adam Liddle; her grandparents, Maria and James Woods, Marvel Erion, Wendal Liddle; and her cousins, Elissa Erion and Austin Erion.