Frank Bandel

July 6, 1930November 4, 2012
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Frank J. Bandel, 82, of Marengo passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012, at his home.

He was born July 6, 1930 in Chicago to John and Anna (Kump) Bandel. On September 16, 1950 he married Lorraine Buzinski in Elmwood Park.

Frank worked in the Union as a Printing Pressman. He and his wife raised their family in Itasca before retiring to Marengo in 1987. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, being outdoors, and working in the garden. He was a man of great strength, patience, and love for his family and home.

He is survived by his wife of 62 year, Lorraine; his sons, David B. Bandel, Paul R. (Norma) Bandel, and Michael W. (Theresa) Bandel; his grandsons, Christopher and Anthony, and Brad (Savanna) and Mark; his great-granddaughter, Bella; and his siblings, James (Sandra) Bandel and Joanne (Virgil) Hutsler.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30am on Saturday, November 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo.

Inurnment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to OSF Home Care Services, Attention: Donna Medina, Vice President of Hospice and Foundation , 2265 W. Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

Arrangements were entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 17, 2012

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savanna and brad thompson

November 18, 2012

Im so sorry for your loss Lorranie. May god be with you and your family.

Cathy and Jason McCauley

November 13, 2012

We are saddened to hear of Uncle Frank's passing. We send our prayers and love to Aunt Lorraine and the entire Bandel family.

Rosario Gomez

November 11, 2012

Nuestro pésame para toda la familia Bandel. Descanse en paz.

Howard Lexow

November 9, 2012

Sorry for your loss, were thinking of you.

Howard and Joyce Lexow

Linda Adkins

November 9, 2012

We were saddened to hear about Uncle Frank's passing. He was someone that enjoyed life,and lived it to the fullest.His kindness and love has touched many hearts.Our prayers and thoughts are with you, and your family. Jerry&Linda [Brandt] Adkins & family

November 7, 2012

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Frank's death. With sincere sympathy,
Eva, Voitek & Ania Kalbarczyk

Jennie (Hamm) FInch & Dan Finch

November 7, 2012

May you treasure all your wonderful memories in this time of sadness. Love to the Bandel family.

November 7, 2012

So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lorraine and the family. May he rest in peace.
Tim and Sharon (Buzinski) Sjoberg

Kevin & Holly Loud

November 6, 2012

Prayers and thoughts with the entire Bandel Family!