“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
Paul J. Bangert
August 19, 1920 - January 14, 2013
Paul J. Bangert, age 92, of Plainfield, IL, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. He was born August 19, 1920 in Ingraham, IL.
Beloved husband of Edith (nee Drendel) Bangert, whom he married in Naperville on May 20, 1944, loving father of Marilyn (Rick) Childress of Millington, IL, Barbara (Elmer) Kelm of Marengo, IL, Gail (Bill Semenza) Bangert of Helena, MT, Anita (Dave Nagel) Bangert of Helena, MT, Patti (Bruce Grendahl) Bangert of Billings, MT, Tom (Debbie) Bangert of Plainfield and the late Kenneth Bangert, adored grandfather of sixteen, cherished great-grandfather of twenty-five, devoted son of the late William and Margaret (nee Rudolphi) Bangert, dear brother of Lelia Rennier of St. Marie, IL and two deceased siblings, fond uncle to many.
Paul served with the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seabee. In 1994, he retired from a long career in farming and was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau. Paul was a charter member of St. Mary Immaculate Church in Plainfield and enjoyed wood working and carpentry.
Visitation Thursday, January 17, 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road (Corner of Rtes. 30 & 59), Plainfield.
Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 18, 11:00A.M. at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield.
A luncheon will follow at the church.
Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: A charity of the donor’s choice or Masses are preferred.