Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Edward L. Bankert
May 18, 1953 - February 28, 2018 (Age 64)
Concord, WI
Service: March 3, 2018
Edward L. Bankert
Edward L. Bankert, 64, of Concord, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ixonia with Rev. Allen Tetzlaff officiating. Burial with military graveside honors will take place at Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Ixonia. Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to the family. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Edward Louis Bankert was born on May 18, 1953 in Watertown, the son of Edward John and Mary (nee Neuman) Bankert. Ed was a Vietnam veteran that served in the United States Navy for four years in Guam. On September 4, 1982 he was united in marriage to Shirley Schmid in Okauchee. Ed was a member of Oconomowoc VFW Post #2260.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bankert of Concord; children, Amy Ernest of Stevens Point and Missy Marks of West Allis; step-children, David (Melissa) Grawvunder of Waupaca, Jerry (Liz) Grawvunder of Ogdensburg, WI, Ilona (Robert) Grawvunder of Waupaca, Tammy Grawvunder of Reedsburg and Jennifer Grawvunder of California; grandchildren, Matthew Marks of Concord, Emily Ernest of Milwaukee and Brody Ernest of Stevens Point; fourteen step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; mother, Mary Bankert of Jefferson; sisters, Phyllis (Dean) Hanke of Fort Atkinson and Linda (Chris) Multhauf of Concord; brothers-in-law, Roger (Rose) Schmid and Danny Schmid as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father as well as parents-in-law, Harry and Marilyn Schmid.
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