Andrew J. Ireland

Dates

August 30, 1987 - October 10, 2019

Obituary

Andrew J. Ireland, 32, of Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, October 10, 2019, at his home in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 14, 2019 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 3-5:00 PM Sunday at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 4:30 PM Prayer Service.

Andrew Ireland was born in Sioux Falls, SD. He came into the world like he lived his life, fast and hard. He graduated from MHS in 2006. His hobbies included Boy Scouts, reading, table top games, D&D and running the Kogata Daycon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal Grandma Virginia Wyatt and his paternal Grandfather James Ireland.

He is survived by his mother, Connie Harr; father, Jeffrey “JJ” Ireland; sisters, Kelly & Maggie; niece and nephew, Norah & Nicholas Bauer; aunts; uncles; and many cousins and great friends.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
4:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Monday, October 14, 2019
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by The Gillam/Koch Family on October 14, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers...
Laura
Amanda & family
Chandra & family
Quinton & family
Kyle
Posted by Kaleena Upton on October 14, 2019
I never got the chance to know Andy very well but what I was blessed to know was an amazingly kind and caring person. I attended Andy's Con every year and enjoyed myself so very much! The world has lost a truly creative soul. Rest in Peace Andy; you will be greatly missed. And my thoughts and prayers go out to Andy's family and loved ones. Know that Andy will always be watching over you. God Bless
Posted by Mom on October 13, 2019
My boy, my child. I am broken at your loss. The part of my soul that remains is bleeding and battered and torn. Take care of the part of me that went with you for I shall not be whole again until we are reunited. I have always told my children that if they die I will crawl right in beside them. It is true. I am broken and missing a part of me. Gods speed my warrior, my baby,my wrestler, my beautiful person. I love you.
Posted by Tama Backlund on October 13, 2019
I substituted at the high school and I enjoyed and admired Andy so. I am so very sorry for his loved oneโ€™s loss.
Posted by Julie Erickson on October 12, 2019
Andy was a very kind young man. Would do anything for anyone. Had the pleasure to work with this quiet, soft spoken soul. He will be missed.
Posted by Tammy McGregor on October 12, 2019
I know at a time like this there are no words to make things easier. Know I am here for you Kelly & Maggie. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Posted by Lynn TerMeer on October 12, 2019
So Sorry for your loss,,,,, Loosing a CHILD IS the HARDEST PAIN A PARENT WILL EVER HAVE!!!! IT is Like No OTHER... I Understand
Very well... I Lost my First Child,,,,, A SON IN JUNE ,,2015... MAY GOD & HIS ANGELS ,,,,SURROUNDED YOU WITH LOVE,,PEACE,,& COMFORT,,,,๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’” SOMEDAY we will be with our LOVE ONE'S AS WE HAVE BEEN PROMISED.....๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Posted by Karla Haas on October 12, 2019
Such a sweet young man! Always such a pleasure to visit with. So sorry to hear of his passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Karla Haas on October 12, 2019
Such a sweet young man! Always such a pleasure to visit with. So sorry to hear of his passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Shanna Weiss on October 12, 2019
Connie, Steve and family, there are honestly no words. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The girls at the CU
Posted by Stuart Hayen on October 11, 2019
Iโ€™m sure Myrna is taking care of you in heaven.
Posted by Jodi Hofer on October 11, 2019
Peace and prayers to everyone he touched.
Posted by Deanna Thomas on October 11, 2019
A pleasure to work with. Always nice and soft spoken. A gentle giant. May you rest in peace
Posted by Barbara Husk on October 11, 2019
Thinking of you and praying for your family
Posted by Sandy Vallad on October 11, 2019
JJ, Judy and Family. I am so sorry for the loss of your son and grandson. I am praying for you and your family. Praying for God to touch your soul with his peace , love and comfort at this sad time.
Posted by Diane Schulz on October 11, 2019
JJ and family, God doesn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without rain, but He does promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way, may His love be your comfort.
Posted by Diane Schulz on October 11, 2019
JJ and family, God doesn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without rain, but He does promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way, may His love be your comfort.
Posted by Mark McMahon on October 11, 2019
Andy a kind hearted man who I had the pleasure to work with.
He was the gentle Giant. a Big man with a soft voice,
Always welcoming to those he knew,
Rest in peace.
Posted by Herrickโ€™s on October 11, 2019
So very sorry. Again we got to know you through wrestling and you were the best influence for the little kids on and off the mat. We are so fortunate to know you.
Posted by Diane moke lawrence on October 11, 2019
My thoughts and love to you, Connie, and your family on this unbearable loss. God's blessings.
Posted by Kathye Fouberg on October 11, 2019
Connie and family, thoughts and prayers as you go thru this.
Posted by Darin Moke on October 10, 2019
Our continued thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength go out to all of the Ireland / Harr family...
Posted by Pam Stransky on October 10, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to all of Andrew's family and friends. May you take comfort in your memories.
Posted by Pam Stransky on October 10, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to all of Andrew's family and friends. May you take comfort in your memories.
Posted by Uncle Dan on October 10, 2019
Drew it has been my pleasure to know you these past 32 years and I find myself thanking God for the time he gave us with you. Having had the pleasure watching you grow up I noticed that You exemplified strength and courage almost every time I had the pleasure to be in your company. I rarely remember you having a ill word towards anyone, even when you were treated unfairly. I remember rejoicing your accomplishments on the wrestling mat. The times we were in your Mom's living room and you were 7-8 years old and we were shooting single and double leg takedowns, bouncing off the couch and floor making Grandma Jinny yell at us, though she was never really mad at us. I know that life threw you some curves and the body let you down more times than not.. The thing is you usually found the upside on most everything. You were always one of the โ€œGlass is ยฝ fullโ€ type. You will be missed in this life, but we do find comfort in knowing that one day we will all be together. I pray that God's Grace and Blessings find a place in our family's hearts as we struggle to with our loss. Love You Forever Drew..
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