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Marcella C. "Sally" (Weis) Bandfield

March 21, 1926 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Marcella Bandfield Obituary

Marcella C. “Sally” (Weis) Bandfield, 97, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at home in Auburn, Indiana.

She was born in Afton, Iowa on March 21, 1926 to Leo and Helen (Waske) Weis, whom both preceded her in death.

She married Richard L Bandfield in 1947 following her graduation from Mercy in Des Moines, Iowa as a nurse. They were married for 51 years before he preceded her in death.

Marcella was passionate about her work and devoted 33 years of her life as a nurse. She was also a devout Catholic all her life.

Marcella displayed her love, kindness, and generosity for others through using her hands and multiple artistic skills and talents in sewing, quilting, and sketching. From the new to the old recycled with patches and remade bindings-throw pillows, quilts, blankets, and her crafts can be seen throughout all her families’ homes even now. Her love came across simply in how she took care of the little things in ways she was very good at that no one else could do quite the way she could.

Surviving are her six children and their spouses:

Michael Stephen Bandfield, spouse Jean, of Klamath Falls, Oregon

Christopher Martin Bandfield, spouse Roberta, of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Peter Justin Bandfield, spouse Miriam, of Marion, Iowa

Franklin James Bandfield, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mary Therese Bigelow, spouse Brian, of Auburn, Indiana

Leonard Paul Bandfield, spouse Sandy, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother Maurice Weis; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Bodner Weis of Mesa, AZ

Marcella was preceded in death by her husband Richard L. Bandfield; father, Leo Weis; mother, Helen (Waske) Weis; brothers, George Weis and Robert Weis; and a grandson, Joshua L. Bandfield.

A funeral service will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with Father David Voors officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 – 6 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024, prior to the service at the funeral home.

A celebration of Marcella’s life will take place in New Mexico at a later date.

Memorials can be made as a donation in Marcella’s memory to Parkview Home Health & Hospice: 1900 Carew St. Suite 6 Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or to the Congregation of the Humility of Mary: 820 West Central Park Avenue Davenport, IA 52804-1900.

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February 12, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

6:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706


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