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Irene Andrist, 86 - June 30, 2011


Irene Erna Andrist, 86, of Gothenburg, formerly of St. Francis, KS, died June 30, 2011, at Hilltop Estates, Gothenburg.
Her wish to be cremated was honored and inurnment will be at a later date in the St. Francis Cemetery.
Andrist was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Gackle, ND, daughter of D J and Lydia Wolff Schlittenhardt. In 1928, Irene moved from North Dakota by train, with her father and mother, to a farm which was northwest of St. Francis, KS then known as “The Breaks.”
She was united in marriage to Harland Andrist. Irene and Harland owned and operated Harland’s Grill in St. Francis, KS, for over 30 years. She was well known for her famous cinnamon rolls and pies she made each day, as well as her chicken fried steak and pan fried chicken.
Her love of baking was immense; when visiting with friends or business acquaintances she always brought some of her baked goods for their enjoyment.
She was a member of the Christian Church and the American Legion Club.
In 2008, Andrist moved to Gothenburg to be near her son Bob and his wife Pat.
Andrist was preceded in death by her husband Harland, her parents and three brothers: Ervin, Bob and Edwin.
She is survived by: son Bob and wife Pat of Gothenburg; grandson Jai and wife Lisa and family of Gibbon; granddaughter Tia of Kearney; son Jerry and wife Pam of San Antonia, TX; grandsons Shane and family and John and family; granddaughter Kendall of Hays, KS; two brothers—Danny and family of St. Francis and Al and family of Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the St. Francis Senior Center or the Christen Church of St Francis, KS.

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