Frances M. Andrist

April 10, 1940 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 79)


Frances M. Andrist, 79, of Stewartville,MN died on Monday (December 23,  2019) following complications of a lengthy illness with diabetes,  at Mayo Clinic – Rochester – St. Marys Campus in Rochester, MN.

Frances was born April 10, 1940 in Des Moines,IA to Dalton “Pat” and Ellen( Mathers ) Patterson. She moved with her family to Leroy,MN where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Leroy H.S. in 1958.  She was employed in food service in a hospital in Des Moines and then was employed in food service at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Frances was married on July 18, 1970  at the Evangelical Methodist Church in Rochester to William J. Andrist.  Following their marriage, the couple moved to Stewartville, where they raised their children and have continued to make their home. Frances was  a homemaker and was also employed at Rochester Senior Living Center and Maple Manor until her retirement. Bill was a longtime employee at Crenlo Manufacturing in Rochester. Frances enjoyed flower gardening, watching old westerns, collecting elephants and time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

Frances is survived by her husband – Bill; her daughter – Hope(Patrick) Brink of Garrison,S.D.  and her son – Joseph “Jay”(Nikki) of Kasson,MN; 4 grandchildren – Taylor Brink, Dalton, Devan and Drake Andrist; sister –Jackie(Richard) Bakken of  King George,Va and brother – Dalton(Beverly) Patterson of LaCrescent,MN. Frances was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters – Martha Lansing, Patricia Hungerholt   Dorothy Schulte.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be from 3 to 5:00 p.m. on  Sunday (December 29, 2019) at Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Frances are welcome at

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December 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Griffin - Gray F.H

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