Dorothy A. Bandas, 90 of Silver Lake passed away suddenly Friday, June 11th, 2021 at Hutchinson Health.
She was born on October 21, 1930 in McLeod County to Joseph and Lucia (Seppi) Huhn.
She was a 1948 graduate of Hutchinson High School.
On January 26, 1949, Dorothy Huhn and Raymond J. Bandas were joined in Holy marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with six children.
After their marriage they farmed on The Bandas family homestead until 1984, raising dairy, hogs and poultry.
Summers were spent at a lake home on Lake Osakis and winters were spent in Texas until Raymond passed away in 2011. Dorothy moved to Cedarcrest Estates in April 2012.
Dorothy enjoyed playing cards and bingo and assembling puzzles. In earlier years she enjoyed fishing and traveling, including to casinos.
She was a member of The Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, The Council of Catholic Women, and The Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary Unit #141 and a life member of The Osakis V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors include her children: Joe (Marjorie) Bandas, Barb (Alan) Wraspir, Burnett Wawrzyniak and Ray (Sharon) Bandas all of Silver Lake and “MJ” Mary Jo (Dwain) Morris of Temple, Texas; seventeen grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; sisters: Lucy Lorence and Lorraine Curatolo: brother: Lawrence “Bud”; brother-in-law: Clete Remer; sisters-in-law: Margie Huhn, and Jan Huhn, Margie Lhotka and Bernice Piehl; an aunt: Marian Matousek; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded her in death was her husband, daughter Annette Bandas in 1976, her parents Joseph and Lucia Huhn, father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Bessie Bandas, son-in-law Gene Wawrzyniak, sister Rosie Remer, brothers Joe (Betty) Huhn, Ken Huhn, Leo (Beatrice) Huhn, Cletus (Doris) Huhn, Ray Huhn, sister-in-law Dianne Huhn, brothers-in-law Erven Lorence and Philip (Jr.) Curatolo and Lester Lhotka and Gerald Piehl.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Bandas will be held on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Father Aaron Johanneck will be the Celebrant.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 19th one hour prior to Mass AT THE CHURCH.
Casket Bearers will be Bradley Bandas, Chad Bandas, Gordon Chmielewski, Dwain Morris, Brent Wraspir and Neal Wraspir.
Masks are required and social distancing is expected.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com