Age 86, of Inverness, FL, formerly of Lansing, MI, passed away September 22, 2015. He was born March 1, 1929, in Normal, IL, to William and Aurelle Bannister.
Wendell was a longtime grounds supervisor at MSU. He loved nature, plants and trees, and enjoyed living in California. He came from a family of educators and was a good and honest man. His motto was live and let live while living one day at a time.
He is survived by his children, Wendy (Alexander) Charehjoo of Florida, Lorie Dyer of Ecuador and Aaron Bannister of Michigan; grandson, Brian Arnston; and his longtime sweetheart, Ruth “Mickey” Bull. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife of 41 years, Annette; siblings, Duke and Marjorie; and grandchildren, Charnelle Arnston and Natasha Van Nortwick.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.