Delores May Bandle


Delores May Bandle (Ernisse), 81, formerly of Kewaskum, beloved wife and mother, died Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Jan. 22, 1931, to Melvin and Florence Ernisse.


She married Melvin Ebert in December 1951, father of Dale (Mary) Ebert. Melvin lost his life fighting for his country in the Korean War.


Delores married Elroy Bandle in October 1954. They had three children, Thomas (Susan) Bandle, Terry (Lori) Bandle and Debbie (John) Merten.


She is survived by two sisters, Marion Wojtalewicz and Phylis Fader; a brother, Donny Erisse; a sister-inlaw, Ruth Survis; her grandchildren, Kevin and Amanda Ebert, Tony and Heather Ebert, Heidi and Kevin Mueller, Scott and Kara Bandle, Chad Bandle, Amanda Bellamy, Wayne and Ryan Happel, and Craig, Brooke and Jared Merten.


She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, her two husbands, daughter Sally Kay Bandle shortly after birth, her brother, Merlin Ernisse, a sister, Betty Ann Fellenz, and relatives and friends.


Mom enjoyed fishing and spending time on Rolling Stone Lake, crocheting, bowling, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and eating dessert whenever possible!


She belonged to Salem UCC Church in the town of Wayne.


Visitation will be from 3-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, service at 6:30 p.m., with fellowship to follow at Salem UCC Church, town of Wayne.