Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Sunday, September 4, 1938
Date of Death:
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Age:
74 years old

Geraldine Avis Andrist

Visitation

Date: Monday December 31, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Monday December 31, 2012
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Sunday, September 4, 1938
Date of Death:
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Age:
74 years old

Geraldine Avis Andrist

The funeral for Geraldine Avis Andrist (Thorpe) will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with the Pastor Bill Culbertson officiating.  Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Geraldine Andrist , 74, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at her residence after being diagnosed three months ago with terminal cancer.

Geraldine was born September 4, 1938 in Rochester, Minnesota to Roy and Sylvia Thorpe.  On November 11, 1959 she married Willard Arnold Andrist in Olmsted County and were later divorced.

Geraldine worked in the Methodist Hospital at the Mayo Clinic as a Nurse Aid for 35 years, PEMSTAR for 5 years and 5 years as a home health aid at Hiawatha Home.

Survivors include her children; Sherry Lynn Kubat of Rochester, MN, Danny Joe Andrist (Lauri) of Rochester, MN, Cheryl Marie Luebbe of Rochester, MN, Traci Andrist Fitzgerald (Kevin) of Malden, MA and Shannon Kay Peterson (Cliff) of Stewartville, MN; siblings, Roy (Joanne) Thorpe of Boulder, CO, Dave (Helen) Thorpe of Rochester, MN and Dale (Judy) Thorpe of Zumbrota, MN; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Sylvia Thorpe.

Great enjoyment was always found with her 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Geraldine’s hobbies included motorcycling, jet skiing, horseback riding, camping, playing cards and enjoyed doing her yard work.

Memorials are preferred to the Rochester Cancer Society and Seasons Hospice.

Macken Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com

Condolences

The family of Geraldine Avis Andrist has received the following condolences.

Traci, my sincerest condolences to you and your family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Llana Thomas from IBM (GEM team)

The Family of Jerry,     I am so sorry about your loved one Jerry. I so wanted to be there to see everyone but I am not feeling good enough to be there and I sure don't want to expose everyone else to this bug. My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I will be sending a donation in memory of Jerry to Seasons Hospice. My Love to all the family.        Love , Marlys White

Dear Andrist Family,

Mom and I would like to send you our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time!!  I have such wonderful memories of your mom and all of you from childhood.  Such a kind and loving person. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.

Chris Ferk (Hampel)

Shirley Hampel and Family

So sorry for your loss.  I have many fond memories of working with your Mom at Methodist Hospital many years ago.  She was a hard, caring co- worker and always fun to work with.  I hope you find some peace and comfort in the good memories you shared with her. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Andrist family at this sad time of loss.  We are unable to attend as I am having some back surgery on Monday.  God bless you all.           Julie and Steve Schuchard

We wish we could be there with you on Monday to celebrate your Mom's life and say good by to her.  We will be there in our thoughts and prayers.  We are grateful for the short time we spent with her when she was feeling well.  She was a very special person.  All our love, Uncle Roy and Aunt Joanna

Dear family of Geraldine,

I graduated from Pine Island High School with Geraldine in 1956, and have seen her several times at our classmate lunches and our class reunions.  I didn't know that her birthday was so close to mine, I'm 9/11/38,

my sympathy to you all, I know you will miss her so much, may you find comfort in the many happy memories that you have of her.

Sincerely,

Marlys(Gravenish) McNamara,  Goodhue, MN

Very sorry to hear about your mom. I remember from the nights I would spend at your house when we were in high school. Take care