Helen E. Foster

Helen E. (Nick) Foster, Andalikiewicz

Born June 26, 1924 in Kansas City, Kansas, Helen passed away Sept 11, 2020.  Born to German immigrants, John and Lena Nick, she was raised with five brothers, John, Joe, William, Frances and Robert and one sister Mary Anderson.

Helen met Stephen Andalikiewicz , her first husband, when she was working at a soda fountain at 7th and Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The war broke out and he reported to the Navy.  Stephen also had a large family, four brothers and two sisters.  Stephen past away unexpectedly in 1978 making her a widow at 54 years of age. They were married 35 years and had two daughters; Linda (Jim) Pearson of Shawnee, Kansas and Elaine (Mark) Day of Acme, Pennsylvania.

In 1984, she married Everett Foster who preceded her in death in 2014. Helen lived a full and rich life.  She was dedicated to her German heritage, especially her church.  She made many friends at Saint Anthony’s.  Her service included many clubs, PTO, Daughters of Isabell, Camp Fire Leader and as a union official at Central Bag Co. She loved to make ethnic dishes, such as povitica, strudel, potato dumplings, kielbasa and golumpkies. She always enjoyed a good time and liked eating, drinking beer and dancing the polka.

Helen leaves behind her daughters and son-in-law’s, granddaughter Jeannie Pearson, grandson Christopher Pearson (Connie), and great grandsons Samuel and William Pearson, brother Robert Nick (Dee) and favorite brother-in law, Joe Andalikiewicz.

The family would especially like to thank the staff at Waterford South Assisted Living, Robin O’Brien, Patricia, Latrice, TJ, Dave, Angel, Rose, Gladys, and Patti for their heartfelt service of our precious monarch.


A memorial will be scheduled at a later date in 2021 when we can all gather safely.  The family suggest you not mourn her passing, but lift a beer in her honor of a life well lived.

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Monday, Sep. 14th 2020 | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Helen E. Foster”

  1. Dan Breitenstein Says:

    Jim and Linda,
    We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, Linda. It sounds like she had a great life from reading her obituary, and you were lucky to have had her in you life for so long. From her picture,I can see where your good looks came from. May she rest in peace. God Bless you and your family.

    Rose and Dan

  2. Dan Breitenstein Says:

    Jim and Linda,
    We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Linda. She seems to have had a great life, and you were so lucky to have had her in your life for so long. May she rest in peace. God Bless you and your family…


    Rose and Dan

  3. Teresa Reising Sappenfield Says:

    Linda and Albie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. You and your family have my heartfelt condolences. I woke up thinking about your Mom this morning and then later read Albie’s post. Please let me and my family know when you have the memorial service. Your mom meant so much to me and my family. She left all of us special memories to take with us on our journey through life.

  4. Melissa Sorensen(Buckley) Says:

    Always loved Christmasses with Grandma Anderson’s(Mary Anderson, her sister) and seeing Aunt Helen there. We will all miss her, greatly.

  5. Jay and Joeli Buckley Says:

    Aunt Helen was full of life. Her spunk and humor is what we will remember most. Our deepest condolences. Sending prayers and hugs.

    Jay & Joeli Buckley

  6. Debbie Davis Says:

    I loved spending time with Aunt Helen. She was so funny & witty and had the best laugh. Now she’s partying with the Nick’s in heaven. A life well lived.

  7. Fonda (Brooks) Wells Says:

    Linda, Elaine and Family,
    I am so sorry about your mom. I was reading the KC paper today and saw her beautiful picture. I had the privilege of meeting her a few times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Jeannie Pearson Says:

    Grandma Helen was likely standing at the front of the line at the pearly gates because she didn’t want to miss anything! 🙂 We will miss her, she was lots of fun!

  9. Mary Kay Traffis Says:

    Linda and Albie, I am so very sorry to hear this. I have such found memories of Helen and Camp Fire,& St. Anthony’s events. My heart goes out to you and your family. I just knew something was up. Have been thinking about her. Know you all are in my prayers. Please let me know about the Memorial service. Much love
    Mary Kay

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