Andy’s Story Lives On Forever


By: Alli Harlan

Saturday afternoon many friends and family met together to celebrate and show the new monument of Andy Detwiler, a well-known farmer who had an impact on many people. His family and friends shared stories throughout the day, watched a movie about Andy, and even played his YouTube videos. The YouTube channel, “Harmless Farmer” was the blog that he used to share his story, you can see those HERE.

Andy lost both of his arms at a young age, making him do everyday activities with his feet. Farming was his life and he did everything to continue that lifestyle. Last year, Andy passed away, leaving an impactful mark on many people across the world. A team of friends and family members worked on what was going to be a mural of him, but the idea quickly turned into a monument. Sculptor, Mike Major was a big part of the project.

The monument of Andy will be on the south side of West Liberty, right across the bridge heading out of town, on the West side of 68. It will be put up on June 15th, which is Andy and his wife Corkey’s anniversary.

On Saturday, we caught up with his mom, Pat Detwiler, wife, Corkey Detwiler, and daughter, Kylie Detwiler. They talk about his childhood and why his life was so impactful on others:

With this monument, Andy will continue to inspire others to never let anything stop you in life.