Barbara Bangert, 86


Barbara “Bobbie” Bangert, 86, of rural Nokomis, died on  Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, at Fairview United Methodist Church.  Services will begin at 3 p.m. at the church. Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home of Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

Barbara Bangert was born on May 11, 1935, in rural Nokomis, to Leslie and Freda (Wallace) Niehaus. She married Kenneth C. Bangert on Aug. 15,1954, he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2014.  Mrs. Bangert was a graduate of Nokomis High School and attended business college for one year. She was a homemaker, a member of the Farm Bureau and a lifelong member of Fairview United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Bangert is survived by her children, Lori (Mark) Bilyeu of Assumption, Kent (Sharon) Bangert of Moweaqua and Kurt (Debbie) Bangert of Nokomis; grandchildren, Lindsay (Tony) Croke, Heath Bilyeu, Katie (Kenneth) Mentzer, Brittany Ellis, Klint (Brittany) Bangert, Taylor (Ashley) Bangert and Morgan Bangert; great-grandchildren, Audra, Trace, Avery, Emery, Eli, Levi, Layla, Miles, Korrine, Kit, Kade and Krew.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two infant daughters; and grandson, Andrew Bangert.  

Memorials are suggested to Fairview United Methodist Church, 1437 E 350 N Road, Nokomis, IL 62075. Condolences may be left online at