Bandel, Vern G. age 84, of Fridley, formerly of Rochester MN. Surrounded by his family, he peacefully passed away January 25, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Forest J. and Gladys E. (Newton); brothers: Newton, Wayne, and Robert. Survived by loving wife, Deloris (Meier); daughter, Deborah; sons: Brad and Donald; grandchildren: Tyler and Brandi Bandel; sister, Bereith Lemon of Arizona and brother, Forest "Buster" (Bev) of Texas. Attended and graduated from Rochester High School, Rochester Junior College, University of Minnesota. Retired from 3M. Member of Arcana Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite, Zurah Shrine and the Chapter St. Anthony Park O.E.S., Lieutenant U.S. Navy, 1952-1955. Former member Fridley Planning Commission, 1960-1964, Past Grand Patron, Grand Chapter of Minnesota, O.E.S. In lieu of flowers memorials to Masonic Cancer Research Center or Plymouth Creek Christian Church. Masonic service Tuesday 12:30PM. O.E.S. service Tuesday 1PM, with memorial service Tuesday 3PM. Reverend Shane Isner presiding of Plymouth Creek Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Visitation beginning at Noon all at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Columbia Hghts Chapel 763-789-4436 4101 Central Ave. N.E.
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Published in Star Tribune from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2013