Dear Andre Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Carl touched so many lives thru his years in education and will be missed. Personally I have so many fond memories of him as a wonderful neighbor. What a presence he was in the neighborhood. There are many stories that JoAnne and I have shared over the years of all us kids growing up together, what great memories they are. He will be taking care of all us from above now and if anyone up there gets out of line we know who will be letting them know about it. My love and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
Rhonda (Blumenshine) Carmichael
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. It has been a long hard haul for all of you and I hope that you will get comfort in knowing that Carl is now at peace and home with our Heavenly Father. I know you will miss him dearly, but your wonderful memories will help to ease the pain. God Bless you all.
The world has lost a great man, a fare man, a man with integrety, a well respected man, A great father and father figure, and a model of goodness, and religious following. Mr. Andre a great teacher and as my mother always said a fun a respected educator that she had the oppertunity to work with. Now He has been called home to share these great gifts with others that have been called home. The worlds loss is Heavens gain, and we will all who believe and except Christ as our savior see him again one day, and we will all rejoice.
Our prayer will be for strength and love for our friends, classmates and Riverton Nieghbors, The Andre Family. When my dad and sister passed away I found great comfort in the fact that I knew their new address, I hope you will find comfort also. Time doesn't heal but it does soften and make life a little easier to handle. We will always remember and miss our loved ones. May God's warmth and light be with you.
The Aspinwall family. Phil, Debbie Coleman, and Signe.
Dear Judy,Jim,John,Jayne,Jeff and Joanne and families,
We are so deeply saddened to learn of Carl's passing but we also take much comfort in knowing that he now is at peace in Heaven with our Lord and Savior and watching over all of us and his suffering is over.
We treasure so many great memories of having known Carl and his family for so many wonderful years as a neighbor and a loving friend. As an educator he was not to be surpassed and touched the lives of countless boys and girls in Riverton which will never be forgotten. Our son Ryan recalled last night about an incident where Carl, (Mr. Andre when we are in school!) used the iron finger to get Ryan's attention. We had a good laugh about that knowing full well that Carl was laughing also. The friendship that Joanne and Rhonda shared was so special and still is to this day.
Your family has our deepest sympathy and condolences at this very difficult time and even though we cannot be there on Wednesday please know that all of you are in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
God Bless Carl and God Bless his family
We love you, Reuben and Rosalee
To all the Andre Family,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. It is a sad time, but also a blessing that now Carl is at peace and released from his earthly suffering.
I wish I could be there in person as you all were for us when we lost our Dad and Mom.
God bless you all.
Judy and Family,
We often think about all of the great times our families spent together in the Pershing neighborhood and during hunting and fishing expeditions!
Later in life Dad often talked about fishing with Carl. I interviewed him for a paper I was writing, for school, and even though his memory was fading he spoke about how he would flyfish upstream and Carl would go downstream.
Thank you for all of the friendship and help you both were for Mom and Dad.
Our prayers are with you all,
Penny and Bill Bellah
My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I will never forget you, Mr. Andre.
Warmest thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Carl was a good man and I enjoyed seeing and talking to him. Great character. Carl will be missed.
Dear Andre Family,
My thoughts are with you at this time. Your loss is also the loss to anyone who knew Mr. Andre. He was a man who deserved great respect and usually got it. Growing up across the street from Mr. Andre was a little inimidating, but once I found his sense of humor, it was a great time. I remember hanging out with John and Mr. Andre would come outside to see what we were up to and he would have this stern look on his face. Thinking I was in trouble, I would usually stop what I was doing and just smiling at him. I know he is with the Lord looking down on all of us now with that same stern look and then a big smile.
Hugs to all of the Andre family, you are all in our thoughts.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Judy and Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Coach Andre was a bigger than life character to all of us at Hot Springs High School and we all thought he would live forever. He was a wonderful coach and mentor for those of us that were lucky enough to have him and a great role model for the school and town. I count it as one of the highlights of my life that my wife and I got to visit the two of you in Riverton...my wife had heard so many stories over the years...I remember her remarking what a gracious lady you were. All of us old jocks have our favorite stories about coach...perhaps in years to come your family will hear many of them...we truly loved the man and his memory will be with us always. With Love, Bruce and Donna Smebakken
To the Andre family,
What a legend. Carl was such a part of all of our lives in so many ways, whether as students, co-workers, "the boss", mentor or just a good friend. He was one you could always confide in ... always a good listener with advise or just a suggestion to think about. Well respected and admired for his "no-nonsense" approach to the problems of the world and community. We will all miss him, but know he is at peace. He was a gem. Our prayers have been with you.
I wanted to send along my condolences for your loss and let you know that Carl's influence has followed me throughout my adult life. He was kind face, a quick smile and warm pat on the back for many, many races and games he officiated while I was in high school. I have always remembered him fondly and I'm so sorry for you loss.
To the family of Mr. Carl Andre
I write this note to let you know the significant impact Tina made on my life while he taught and couched at Hot Springs. He will always hold a special place in my life - he made a difference for me both as an athletic and as a person. I pray that I might have the same impact on those on my journey. To you his family - thank you for sharing this awesome man. Many will say thank you for giving your love and for believing in us, reading us for our own journey.
Thanks with much love,
Celebrate the Life of a Great Man.
Class of '59 - Hot Springs High School
Dear Andre Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Carl was indeed a great man. When I think of him, I think of his strength, sense of humor, devotion to his family, and a strong sense of who he was. He shared much with us and will be missed. But we are better people for having known him. May God bless you all with peace.
Coach Andre was bigger then life for us in Hot Springs High School. We so missed him when he left for Wyoming in 1960. Carl and his family are all in our prayers.
Class of 1961
Hot Springs High School
Carl will be sadly Missed, You are in our prayers
The Williams Family ( Peewee)
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Carl was a great man, and a friend to all. He always treated others fairly, with kindness and respect. I loved his sense of humor, and his genuine caring for all of our children. He was the best boss I ever had, and will be greatly missed.
Carl was a wonderful teacher. I had him for my 9th grade Science class and I learned a lot even though Science was not one of my favorite subjects. Carl was always friendly and kind. He will be greatly missed by everyone.
There were lots of good times with Carl, Judy, the family and the Kennedy clan. This husband, father, grandfather, friend will be greatly missed!!! You all will be in our prayers.
Carl (Teenie) was a very special person that inspired all of the youth that he came into contact with. I was one of the five in Hot Springs, SD that was a direct benefit of his time, and special attention. The effect of his mentoring led me to a career in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As long as I live I will remember Teenie as that special teacher, memtor and friend that took the time, from family and self, to spend with five young men. My God prepare a special place for him, and we never forget what he has done for us.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Our deepest sympathy to JoAnne Flannagan and family on the loss of someone so dear. The Riverton Memorial Hospital will make a donation to the Help for Health Hospice Home in Mr. Andre's memory.
Andre Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Dear Judy and Family,
My thoughts are with you and I pray for God's comfort for you. Mom and Dad always treasured the time they got to spend with Carl and I remember he always brought a smile to the faces of those around him. What a blessing it was to have known him.
With all my love,
Dear Judy and all the Andres-
I just wanted to say how sorry I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed so much getting to visit with Carl over the last many years when I was in town. What a warm, wonderful, caring person he was. I'm sure going to miss him!
Carl Andre was a very respected man in my opinion. I did not know him as an educator or coach but as an administrator and I think he was a fine man. We could use the likes of Mr. Andre running our schools now.
Coach Andre was an important figure in the positive experiences I had as a young man entering the Riverton school system in the early 1970's. In the years since then, as a classroom teacher and coach, I have often found myself trying to relate to kids the way he did. Though he was known as a tough individual, the love he had for his students and the high expectations he had for them shone through. He will be missed, but the impact he has had on those he came in contact with will continue. Deepest condolences to his family.
Just found out this morning (1/13) that Mr. Andre passed away last week. I wish I would have known he was not doing well earlier. I would have cherished a visit with him and the opportunity to tell him to his face what a shining example he was for me. We all come across men in our lives who make us feel "I want to be like him" in some regard or another - and he was one for me. The most he ever asked was that we make an effort and that we try and never quit. Lessons that I'm thankful he taught me. Condolences to all who loved Mr. Andre - he lives on in all of us.
p.s. - the chukkars at Black Mountain can finally breathe a sigh of relief
Mr. Andre was a Good...Great Man!
RHS Class of 85
Frank and I want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Knowing that Carl is at peace now and amoung so many friends.
Let that be a comfort to you.
Love, Laurel and Frank Becker
One of the great influences in my life. A man that we all aspire to be like. My sincere condolences.
Dear Judy and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Carl's passing.
He was always a good friend and colleague to
May God Bless you in this time of sadness
Bill & Debbie Wempen
What a model for all of us around Carl.During the 30 years I coached Track & Field, we always were hoping to find Carl when we arived at a track meet. He had a way to make all the athletes feel an important part of the event they were about to do.My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the family. Doug and Rozanne Reachard
I think when many of us think back to our days at (then) Riverton Junior High School and Riverton High School, the name "Mr Andre" evokes many good memories of a man who was quite literally an institution in those schools -- having served time in the military, I know it's a rarity to find a leader who (although he certainly could instill fear when the situation called for it!) was respected because of his incredible integrity AND respect for all those HE came in contact with. He will be sorely missed by all of us who had the privilege to call him teacher and coach -- my condolences to his wife Judy, my former classmate Joanne, and the rest of his family.