August 25, 2023

Jane (Bandy) De Kalb

Jane Rebecca (Bandy) De Kalb died peacefully on August 21, 2023, at High Plains Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, Lincoln. She was born August 11, 1940, to Willard and Florence (Tuttle) Bandy of Lakin, Kansas. Jane was their third child and only daughter. When she was in third grade, Jane’s family moved to a sheep ranch near Salida, Colorado, where the children often rode horses to a one room schoolhouse. When she was in the seventh grade, the family moved again, this time to a 2,000-acre ranch, 25 miles from Ordway, Colorado, where Jane completed high school. Jane then attended Pueblo Junior College (now SCSU) and completed her Medical Technology training at Colorado State Hospital, where she was hired full time. It was then that she met her future husband, Noel, who was interning as Assistant Protestant Chaplain.  Two children, Lynn and Laura, were born of this marriage.  When the children were older, Jane continued her vocation at various hospitals and clinics in Iowa and Nebraska.   Jane completed her B.A. at UNL.  She was a member of Eastridge Presbyterian Church, Eastridge Presbyterian Women and Trailblazers, where she continued to be an active member until her health began to decline.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and her daughter, Lynn.   She is survived by her husband, Noel; daughter, Laura; many nieces and nephews; former coworkers; and countless loving friends.  The family offers their sincere gratitude to the devoted and professional staff at High Plains and Traditions Hospice.

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Drive, Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastridge Presbyterian Church, or the Capital Humane Society.

1 Comment

  1. Noel and family–our deepest condolences on Jane’s passing. There aren’t any good words at a time like this, but please know that we’re thinking of you. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help. Take care.


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