James H. Andrist
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James H. Andrist James H. Andrist, 64, of Del Valle, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Jim was born on June 15, 1944 in Defiance, Ohio, to parents Henry Andrist and Norma Viebauch Andrist. He grew up in Defiance and later served in the United States Navy. Jim served 30 years with the Austin police department until his retirement as a Senior Seargent. "Big Red" loved patrolling the streets and finished his tour of duty on the assignment he so dearly loved. He earned the respect of officers and people alike by his honesty and always being tough but fair. He will be deeply missed. Jim is survived by his loving wife Maurine Andrist of Del Valle; daughter, Tammy Fennell and husband Mark of Cedar Park; son, Christopher Andrist and wife Elsy of Del Valle; grandchildren, Luke, Harley and Loren Andrist and Tiffany Roberts of Del Valle; brother, John Andrist and wife Sandie of Defiance, Ohio and sister Joanne West and husband Al of Defiance, Ohio. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Austin. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park in Austin. Dr. Richard Pena will officiate and the Austin Police Department will render Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 7, 2008.
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December 19, 2008
We just heard of "Sarg" passing away. Our condolences to the family. James will be sorely missed.
Twin Liquors
December 18, 2008
Chris & Family,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Your dad was a great guy! It was a pleasure to know him!
Shelley Cox - Lopez
December 8, 2008
Thank you for your selfless service to the Austin Community.
You were well-liked and well-respected by all people whoever met you and the officers you mentored and inspired will continue in your tradition of professionalism courtesy and respectful treatment of all of Austin's citizens.

Heaven has added another Guardian who will be in good company with all of the other brave and good first responders who have gone before.
Anonymous
December 7, 2008
We're going to miss you "Rojo Grande ". You were a great example of a caring, concerned police officer. I'll cherish the memories I have of you and your wife, Maureen.
Bobby Wayne Ray
December 7, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
M. L. Stanfield
December 7, 2008
Big Red (Jim) was a great supervisor who led by example and was always fair to his troops. He will be greatly missed. Jim has moved on to being one of God's peace keeping angels. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Roxanne Valdez
December 7, 2008
James, You are already missed by me, I remember the many chats we had when we served together at Austin Police Dept. May God Bless You and Your Family. S/Sgt Retired James T.Vaghn
James Vaughn
December 7, 2008
To a life long friend who will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy and love to Maurine, Christopher and Tammy.... May God be with you now and forever.......
James Schramm
December 7, 2008
With our deepest sympathy Maurine and Family.
Uncle Tommy & Aunt Imogene McCoy
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