Jeanne Banidt, 94Mary Jeanne Banidt, age 94, a lifelong resident of Goodhue, Minn., passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, Nov. 11, at her home.
Mary Jeanne Banidt, age 94, a lifelong resident of Goodhue, Minn., passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, Nov. 11, at her home.
Jeanne was born at home in Goodhue on June 26, 1918, the daughter of Peter W. and Mary (Hertzig) Nei. She attended Goodhue schools and graduated from Goodhue High School in 1936. She attended business school for 2 years at Hamilton College in Mason City, Iowa.
Jeanne married Lester F. Banidt on Sept. 12, 1946, at St. Columbkill Catholic Church in Belle Creek. She had worked for 33 years for the Goodhue Elevator as a secretary and bookkeeper, retiring in 1983.
She was a lifelong active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Goodhue, where she was involved in the CCW and mission sewing. She was also a charter member of the Goodhue Lioness Club. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, 500, and euchre, and was involved with several groups of card players. She also enjoyed many years of traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester, on Oct. 30, 1994; brother, John Nei; and sisters, Mildred Velthoff, Dorothy Ryan, Florence Richards, and Helen Ryan.
She is survived by her daughter, MaryAnn Banidt-Sitta (James Perry) of Zumbrota; her son, Richard Lester Banidt of Goodhue; grandson, Steven (Michelle) Sitta Jr. of Lake City; and great-grandson, Brayden.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, with a rosary service at 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Goodhue, with Father Bruce Peterson celebrating. Following lunch, interment will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Mazeppa. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the church.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.
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