Genevieve E. Bandle, 97, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Sylvan Crossing Assisted Living in Wausau.
A private family funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (High Steeple Church), 119415 Huckleberry Rd., Edgar, where visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Rev. Chad Schopp will preside. The service will be streamed online at www.facebook. com/rembsfuneralhomes.com. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford, is assisting the family.
Genevieve was born on April 24, 1923, in Edgar, to Earl and Elsie (Mueller) Borchardt. She was baptized and confirmed in faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Highway N in Edgar and here she was united in marriage to Raymond C. Bandle on June 5, 1943. He died on Sept. 26, 2014.
Genevieve and Ray were proud of their life’s work as dairy farmers in the Town of Frankfort. For the last several years, Gen was the oldest member of St. John’s High Steeple Church. There, she taught Sunday school and was an active member of the Ladies Aid, preparing and serving meals for church events. Gen was also a long-standing member of her local CWF Homemakers Club. An accomplished cake decorator, Gen enjoyed baking and decorating cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special events throughout her life. Gen enjoyed talking with and nurturing young people, especially her grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Gen and Ray opened their home to all, always offering kindness and help when needed.
She is survived by her two daughters: Carol Jean Stengl of Wausau and Sandra Rae (John) Schafer of Edgar; six grandchildren: Robb (Christy) Stengl, Rick (Faith) Stengl and Ryan Stengl, Nikandra (Matthew) Glause, Matthew (Tabitha) Schafer and Maryn Schafer. She is further survived by six great-grandchildren: Noah, Aila, Benna, Lily and Will Stengl and Maddyson Schafer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son-in-law, Gary Stengl; a brother, Dennis Borchardt; and a sister, Yvonne Brandt, who died on Oct. 19, 2020.
Memorials may be designated in her name to St. John’s Lutheran (High Steeple) Church.
The family wishes to thank Jodi and Paula and the entire staff at Sylvan Crossing for their wonderful care.
Condolences may be sent online at www.rembsfh.com.
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