Ruth Bandlow

January 8, 1924 - November 30, 2018
Traverse City, MI



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Samaritas Senior Living of Traverse City - Activities
4354 Mount Hope Rd.
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 938-4673
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Life Story / Obituary


Ruth Matilda Bandlow passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 94 years old.

Born January 8, 1924 in Detroit, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Marlynn, and her grandparents, Frank and Frieda Keusch who raised her after the loss of her parents. She lived for more than twenty years in Grosse Pointe Woods before moving to Torch Lake.

She is survived by her three children: Richard (& Diane) Bandlow, Sharon Bandlow, and Cheryl (& Tom) Tobin.

A life long Lutheran, she was devoted to her children, eight grandchildren: Jason, Jennifer, David, Laurel, Ashley, Colley, Alison, and Sawyer; as well as her two great grandchildren: Elizabeth and Miles. She will be dearly missed by all.

Memorial Services will be announced in the spring. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Samaritas Senior Living of Traverse City; designate Activities. Please visit to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family.

Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.