John J. Bandholz
October 16, 1938 - September 30, 2008
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Saturday 10/4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Saturday 10/4, 3:00 pm

John J. Bandholz Age 69, of the town of Menasha, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at Oakridge Gardens under the care of Heartland Hospice. John was born October 16, 1938, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Florence (Eschenbacher) Bandholz, St. Paul, and the late John “Jack” Bandholz. He was a graduate of the…

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jane (drum) miller left a message on April 6, 2009:
We are all very sorry to hear about John. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, The Drum Family
Tom Dougherty left a message on April 6, 2009:
I met John while working for Svedala as well. What a great guy. He will be missed. Our prayers out to him and his family.
Mary (Taylor) Grafenstein left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I worked with him for many years at Svedala - and loved his laugh as we all did - I remember he brought a lawn chair along to golf with me - thinking he would have much time to sit - what a guy. We will all miss him.
Don Polinski left a message on April 6, 2009:
Having worked with John for many years I can say that he was just a great guy to work with. But more than that, I really enjoyed the good times with him outside of work playing golf, tennis and bowling. And then at the refreshment sessions afterwards you could always count on his infectious laugh livening things up. I was very saddened to hear that John had passed away and my deepest sympathy to his family.
Mike Wendt left a message on April 6, 2009:
I work with John in the finial years of Svedala. Deepest sympathy to the family. John was a person always willing to take time to teach you something without talking down to you. Great Times on the Golf Course and After Hours meetings. The Laugh was infectious and always will be remembered MIke Wendt
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Mike Larsen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Oh,'re gone too soon and I wish I could have been with you one last time. I never got to see you play hockey, but I enjoyed your hockey stories and I know how proud you were of your wife and boys while they competed in the recent past. Also, I always enjoyed hearing about the rest of your family back in Minnesota. Thank you for being such a great friend and competitive companion in so many different sports. You were the best golf partner I ever played with and I enjoyed bowling, softball, volleyball and tennis with you just as much. You were with me during some of my best sporting moments, especially the night of my 300 game...and helped me celebrate it too long afterwards. We fished for Lakers and Kings on Lake Michigan and I saw you almost catch the largest Lake Trout of my life. I will never forget the camping trips we shared nor how tough you could be on lawn chairs. Your generosity in hosting our group at your beautiful lake cottage and the ATV & pontoon rides were much appreciated. The bus trip to the Brewers game was great fun. I could always count on watching the Packers with you at Carol's, Tanner's and The Camelot. Karaoke: "Stop...In The Neighborhood" and other mangled ditties come to mind. Celebrating the October Birthdays with Carol U., Ron A., you and our friends was an annual event. The pig parties at Jack's and the bar Olympics celebrating Carol's: The Place To Be in July. The single memory of you I will always carry with me, was the way your laugh rang out so loud, so recognizable, and carried across the noisest gatherings. Your laughter caused me to laugh just hearing it, and I will miss it and you. Thank you so much for being my friend. Peggy and I always loved you.
Scotty Wild left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the Bandholz family--- Reading John's memorial, It appeared that John and his family lived the time honored all- American lives, experiencing time together with family, growing and loving for almost 70 years. God bless the tradition that you have delivered. Scotty Wild and Family
Fernando Romero Lage left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am so sorry. I learned a lot from John during my years at Svedala. He was a wonderful man and he will be remembered.
Rick Brodeur left a message on April 6, 2009:
Please accept my condolences! I worked for a distributor of Allis and met John back in the early 90's and spoke to him many times on the phone. He was very helpful and will be sadly missed.
Fred Gustin left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest sympathies on your loss
The Daultons left a message on April 6, 2009:
We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. We will keep you, JoAnn, Brent, and Jay, along with your families and friends in our prayers. May God grant you strength and understanding as you mourn his loss. It must be encouraging and pleasing, however to picture him enjoying his body made new again, knowing he no longer has to suffer. God Bless him and his family!
Peter and Marlys Fritzell left a message on April 6, 2009:
I do not use my words lightly. John Bandholz was a good man--thoughtful, considerate, deliberate, and disciplined. My family and I knew him in the days when his sons and ours were young andenthusiastic--hockey players, among many other things. John was tough but caring, deeply caring--a fine and memorable human being. I hope that his children will remember him as such, and realize that others continue to think of him in the most honorable and deserving of terms. We will never forget him--never--never--for he played a crucial and loving role in our lives. The family of Peter Fritzell
Cyndee Sweetland left a message on April 6, 2009:
JoAnn, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of John. I know he will remain alive in your heart and memories. I pray that the joyful memories you have will ease the sorrow you feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Frank Schlick left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was not fortunate enough to spend much time with John, but I feel like I knew him well from spending time with his sons and hearing stories of his exploits. John had a big influence on Jay and Brent, and the morals and values that he passed down to them shaped them into strong, successful men and fathers. They in turn are passing those virtues on to their own children; John's legacy lives on in the bright futures those grandchildren.
Travis Schoultz left a message on April 6, 2009:
John you were a great golfing buddy and I treasured those Saturday mornings of golf. We had some great times but I can honestly say that the thing people will always remember about you is your laugh. You were always a happy go lucky guy and hopefully that laugh will be contagious up in those big pearly gates. Your Friend, The Schoultz's Charlotte, NC
Robert Scholz left a message on April 6, 2009:
My sincerest regrets on your loss,just remember the good times.
Rick Wanke and Kathleen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Your father, husband, grandpa, and friend was a very warm, friendly, welcoming man. Our prayers are with all of you as you grieve your loss of John.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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