Gertrude Bandler was born to eternal life on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the age of 96 with her family at her bedside.
She loved spending time with her family and friends, enjoyed playing cards, dancing, traveling and doing volunteer work. She loved making old family recipes and sharing them with family, including her Mother’s recipe for “paczki”. It was a family tradition to gather so everyone could make their favorite filled or frosted polish doughnut. She loved having everyone over to enjoy them while they were still warm.
She was the loving Mother of the late Sheryl (Jack O’Neil) Gist, Noreen (Jim) Bartelt, Norman (Mary) Bandler Jr. and Christopher (Donna) Bandler.
Beloved Grandma to Dawn (Matt) Bartell, Karrie Bartelt, Erin (Scott) Stewart, Sarah (Matt) Goshorn, the late Katie (Ryan) Jessel, Nicholas Bandler and Jacob Bandler. Precious Great Grandma to Magen (Peter) Pusateri, Brianna, Courtney, and Ellis. Treasured Great-Great Grandma to Lorelei and Lilah.
Further survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins.
Proceeded in death by her former husband Norman Bandler Sr. and her siblings Clemmie, Eddie, Raymond, Roman, Clara, Emily and Julia.
Special thank you to Angels Grace Hospice for their comforting care and guidance. It was a blessing to have their staff at our side.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at St. Charles Catholic Church 313 Circle Drive, Hartland followed by a reception. Private entombment Washington County Memorial Park.