Jean M. Bangert

Jean M. Bangert

3/23/1924 — 2/27/2018

Jean Marie Bangert, 93, of Lewiston, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, with loving family by her side.

The daughter of Harry Herbert and Ella Ida (Nebelsieck) Schooler, she was born Jean Marie Schooler on March 23, 1924, at Genesee. Her grandparents, Herman and Dora Scharnhorst Nebelsieck, were part of the early settlers on the Genesee prairie.

She graduated from Genesee High School in 1942. Jean took her registered nurse training at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane from 1942 to '45. It was during a dance while in nurses training that she met Henry Louis Bangert of Park Ridge, Ill., who was serving as a U.S. Naval midshipman doing flight training at Farragut Navy Air Station. They were married in Genesee at St. John's Lutheran Church on Aug. 14, 1946.

After the war, Henry finished pharmacy school in Chicago and in 1964, he moved the family to Payette, Idaho, where Jean was employed as a nurse in a doctor's office. In 1957, the family moved to Lewiston, and she worked as surgical nurse at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, first aid nurse at Potlatch Forests Inc. and the last 11 years before retirement as nurse director of student health services at Lewis-Clark State College. She retired in May of 1975. Jean and Henry enjoyed 54 years together raising their three children, enjoying eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The couple was very active in their home church, Grace Lutheran in the Lewiston Orchards, where they regularly sang in the choir. Jean helped make dozens of quilts for missions relief and was an accomplished seamstress. She lovingly knitted a personalized Christmas stocking for each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to garden, cook, camp and fish, which she enjoyed doing every summer at their camp trailer "up on the Lochsa." They spent many an evening taking leisurely drives up the Selway River spotting and counting deer.

Traveling was Jean and Henry's retirement vocation. They were able to enjoy seeing New Zealand, Europe, Greece, Hawaii and Scandinavia, cruised the Mediterranean and Alaska along with sailing a catamaran in the Caribbean with their daughter's family.

Jean loved ice cream, pizza, singing with her friends, Melba and Esther, doing word searches and beating everyone playing bingo at Wedgewood Retirement Center. She seemed to always have the largest pile of candy bars. She especially looked forward to one day seeing her savior and those dear to her in heaven.

Jean was preceded in death by those she loved - husband Henry, son Richard, brother Robert, daughter-in-law Shirlee and grandson Jamie.

She is survived by daughter Laurel Jean and husband Glenn Nicholas of Moscow, who saw to Jean's day-to-day care and comfort for many years; and son James Henry and wife Catherine of Camas, Wash. A special thanks to Joann, Judy, Patty and Lydia for all the time comforting, reading scripture, singing hymns and spending hours visiting with her.

The family suggests memorials on her behalf be made to Grace Lutheran Interlink.

A graveside memorial will be held at 2 p.m. June 23 at Genesee Community Cemetery.

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Saturday, June 23, 2:00 PM
Genesee City Cemetery
2001 Becker Road
Genesee, Idaho 83832

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