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Carl Bandle, 66, Theresa

April 20, 2019

Carl J. “Bear” Bandle, 66, Theresa, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, April 23, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Biersack presiding. Burial will take place at St. Theresa Memorial Garden in Theresa.

Carl “Bear” was born the son of Carl L. and Elizabeth A. (Steger) Bandle on Nov. 8, 1952, in Fond du Lac. He was a graduate of Lomira High School. Bear was the owner and operator of Bear’s Den in Theresa along with other fine establishments.

Bear was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa. He was a member of the Dodge County Tavern League, was on the Theresa Fire Department, coached track for the Lomira School District and was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. He sang the national anthem at Milwaukee County Stadium and in several barber shop quartets.

Carl is survived by his best friend, Nancy; children, Carl “Michael” (Summer) Bandle of Florida, Patrick (Shannan) Bandle of Texas, Eric (Carrie) Melick of Illinois, Heather Leedy of Texas, Diana Sanborn of Wisconsin, Tommy (Kristine) Costa of Wisconsin, and Chuck (Laura) Costa of Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Mark Bandle of Wisconsin, Gary (Kari) Bandle of Wisconsin; and his in-laws, Teri McFarlane and Bill Dickmann. Bear is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information visit www.KoepsellFH.com.