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Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL

OBITUARY

Lorraine M. Bandel-Garbarski

March 29, 1931July 9, 2020
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Lorraine M. Bandel-Garbarski (nee Buzinski), age 89, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2020. She was born March 29, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Helen Buzinski. She married the late Frank Bandel in 1950 and lived together until his passing in 2012. Lorraine is survived by her husband, Donald Garbarski; her sons David (Jolanta), Paul (Norma), and Michael (late Theresa) Bandel; her brothers, Edward (Richard) and Robert (late Kathy) Buzinski. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Christopher, Anthony, Mark Bandel and Brad Thompson.

Born in Chicago, raised in Elmwood Park, resided in Itasca and Marengo, Illinois. She had a long history of satisfying employment as an accountant with Schole Chemical, The Braniger Organization and Sherman Hospital. A people person, Lorraine spent her final working years serving the Marengo Area as a Realtor where she spent her final days in the home she loved. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and missed her.

There will be a memorial visitation from 9am to 10am on Thursday, July 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. The Mass will follow at 10am. Burial of ashes will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Marengo. Following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines there will be reserved seating for immediate family at the church with limited additional seating for up to 50. Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo, IL 60152. For information call (815) 568-8131.

  • FAMILY

  • Edward and Helen Buzinski, Parents (deceased)
  • Frank Bandel, Husband (deceased)
  • Donald Garbarski, Husband
  • David (Jolanta) Bandel, Son
  • Paul (Norma) Bandel, Son
  • Michael (late Theresa) Bandel, Son
  • Edward (Richard) Buzinski, Brother
  • Robert (late Kathy) Buzinski, Brother
  • Christopher, Anthony, Mark Bandel and Brad Thompson, Grandchildren

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Burial of Ashes

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Lorraine M. Bandel-Garbarski

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Linda Lackey

July 13, 2020

Aunt Lorraine was a loving and giving person who was gracious about sharing her lovely home. She and my Uncle Don spent many days with my comatose mother a few years ago, showering her with steadfast caring and love until she died. Jim and I enjoyed a lovely summer meal with them a couple of years ago when we were in town for a family wedding. We live so far away but we enjoyed every moment we had with her and Uncle Don.
Jim and Linda Lackey
Falls Church, VA

Voitek Kalbarczyk

July 13, 2020

Our Dear Friends, Donald, Dave, Paul, Mike
Our sincere deep condolence to all of you. Lorraine was an extraordinary woman. We will remember Lorraine for her zest for life, kindness and great smile. She was truly a gem to be able to recite The Lord’s Prayer “Our Father” in POLISH just last Christmas, it was the last time we saw her. Lorraine was a wonderful person; she will be forever in our hearts.
Eva, Voitek, Ania Kalbarczyk

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