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Pearl Irene Wristen

September 20, 1922 - October 13, 2018

Pearl Irene Wristen, 96, passed away on October 13, 2018 in Columbus. She was born on September 20, 1922 in Columbus, TX to Fred and Hulda (Bauer) Schmidt. On July 3, 1943, she married Robert Wristen in San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Beth Crabb, an infant son, an infant grandson David Wayne Schelsteder, and brothers Toxie Schmidt, Richard Schmidt and Robert (Bobby) Schmidt.

She is survived by her husband; one sister Annie Collins living in Walker, MN; 3 daughters, Grace Beetle (Chris) of Cypress, TX, Karen Holliday of Huffman, TX, and Linda Andrus (Gene) of Kingwood, TX; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Irene graduated from Columbus High School, met and married Robert Wristen after moving back to Columbus. They started their family and later moved to Houston, TX for over 20 years.

Irene was a member of Glidden Baptist Church. She spent her last years living at The Oaks of Columbus Texas, where she loved smiling and giving hugs and getting hugs. The family would like to thank the Staff, Compassionate Caregivers, and volunteers for the love and care given to Irene in her final days.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; and on Thursday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home with Pastor Clayton Wallin officiating.

Final resting place will be at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.


Pearl Irene Wristen
September 20, 1922 - October 13, 2018



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