Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

7777 West 29Th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO


Michael Alexander Bandelin

June 24, 1952October 8, 2019

Michael Alexander Bandelin, 67 years old, was born on June 24, 1952 at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California to his parents Carl Robert Bandelin and Patricia Shirley Bullock. He is survived by his wife Gayla Bandelin, his two children, Michael Carl Bandelin and Kira Catherine Bandelin, siblings Sandra Thomson and Carl Bandelin, and nieces Kristin Roehmer, Trisha Bourland, Lacy Bandelin, Patty Bandelin, Christine Ideker, Ashley Seastone and Amy Dollar. Mike grew up in the San Diego area, but eventually moved to Las Vegas where he was a Black Jack Dealer at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. That is where he met the love of his life when Gayla sat down to play at his table. Mike and Gayla were married in 1980. In 1991 they welcomed Michael Carl Bandelin and in 1993 their family became complete when Kira Catherine Bandelin joined the family. Mike loved his family, loved to play golf and would eagerly argue politics with anyone, anytime. He will be missed and treasured by his family, friends, and everyone who was lucky enough to know him.


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 11, 2019


Michael Alexander Bandelin

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Chris Entman

October 11, 2019

My husband, sister and I play golf at Westwoods a lot and always loved chatting with Mike as he made his rounds. He was so ready with a smile and loved to chat with my sister about the Cubs or with us about how we were enjoying our round. I had been wondering how he was doing this summer as we had heard Mike was out ill but I had no idea it was something that would take him! So very sad.

I hope his family is comforted with the many memories of happier times and with the knowledge of how much his friendly smiles and hugs meant to all of us who visited with him on the course. He will be missed. Bless you!

Bert Hornbeck

October 11, 2019

For fans of Balderdash a game of wit, Mike once used the clue that a con trail is a line that a snail leaves when moving through the grass. I think he won on that one because we could not control our laughing.

Will miss his humor.

Much love