Born: April 21, 1931
Died: April 19, 2012
John C. Bandy passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at St. Michaels Hospital in Stevens Point at the age of 80 years. He was born on April 21, 1931 in Sheboygan to Earl and Amelia (nee Lubach) Bandy.
A short time after graduating from Sheboygan North High School, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Cherry Point, NC. He married Marian Walter of Menomonee Falls on April 16, 1953 in New Bern, NC. After being honorably discharged, the couple settled in West Bend where John worked at the Gehl Company until his retirement in 1994.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Marian, his daughter Barbara, brother Joe Reif and sister Esther Hadden.
He is survived by his son Jack (Silvia) of Reuggisburg, Switzerland and grandsons Christian, Frederick and Timothy of Bern Switzerland; son Steve (Laurie) and grandchildren Rachel, John, Stephanie and Drew of Amherst Junction; daughter Karen (Dave) Wery of Dickson, TN; and daughter Debbie (Steve) Jacoby and grandchild Laura (Brian) Stensgard, great-grandchildren Charlette, Liam and Annabelle Stensgard of Duluth, MN, grandchild Alicia Jacoby of West Bend and grandchild Steven (Crystal) Jacoby of Milwaukee. He is further survived by his sister Charlotte Youngblood of Chaska, MN and specia friend Patty Komar of Amherst Junction.
The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend on Wednesday, April 25 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Burial services with military honors will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.
On-line guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.