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“I was impressed by Wanda's efficiency when we sang together at St. Peter's, especially as she prepared for her move to Oberlin. We spoke often after...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Coulehan - OH - Friend

“Your mother was always so friendly and great to talk to. I keep running in to her all over the area and she was alway in such a friendly mood. I...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Bernadine Butkowski - Friend

“Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I participated with Wanda in the Sacred Heart Church and was duly impressed by how well organized...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: David Laczko - Oberlin, OH

“I will always remember Wanda as a sweet,friendly lady that sat in the soprano section of the choir. She was so dedicated that at times she was the...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: marcella allen - oberlin, OH

“Wanda was a good neighbor and friend and I will miss her friendly smile and conversations. My sincere sympathy is with her loving family. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Sue McKain - Oberlin, OH

“I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of Wanda. I got to know her kindness, gentleness, and sense of humor while singing with her in the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Spencer - Oberlin, OH

“My deepest sympathy to the Bako family. Your mother was a wonderfull woman. She was always kind and caring to me. I will never forget her sense of...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Norman Dean - Angier, NC

“Christine, Sorry for your loss. When I'm on Case Rd headed to Avon as I pass your home I instantly go back to the day you tried to teach me to ice...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Dave Whalen - Grafton, OH

“Dear Bako Family, I'm so saddened to learn of Wanda's death. I'm away from Oho at ths time and unable to be with you in person. Please know you are...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mary C. Zacharias - N. Ridgeville, OH

“Christain Mother, who lived her faith, loved by her family. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: JANET AND ROGER - Fountain Inn, SC

“We were always blessed by you Wanda. Thank you for keeping all us new choir members on task.. you will be missed. To your family I send my deepest...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Tipple and Family

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Wanda, our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow. Doc & Bobbi3 ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Doc & Bobbi Simko - Oberlin, OH

“I was in choir at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Wanda. What a wonderful, always pleasant, and kind, person she was. I am so shocked and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy Sanders - Oberlin, OH

Wanda A. Bako, age 82, a resident of Oberlin for the past 6 years and formerly of North Ridgeville, died peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in her home.
Wanda was born June 1, 1930 in Akron. She married Frank Bako on June 26, 1948 and he preceded her in death on August 30, 1991. Her parents, Teofil and Stanislawa (Mazurkiewicz) Lament; sisters, Stella Wyrwin and Irene Drage, and brother, Chester Lament, also preceded her in death.
Wanda retired in 1993 from Elyria Memorial Hospital where she was an LPN for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin and its church choir and had been a longtime member of St. Peter Catholic Church and the Mother's Club in North Ridgeville. In her free time she enjoyed crochet, cooking, doing crossword puzzles and gardening. She found her greatest enjoyment in spending time with people, especially her family. Wanda will be fondly remembered for her positive, supportive demeanor and for consistently living her faith.
Left to cherish her memory are her seven children, Christine (Bill) Warren, Union, KY, Frank (Melissa) Bako, Elyria, Barbara (Matt) Dean, Englewood, FL, Becky (Ray) Rigsby, North Ridgeville, Nancy (Jeff) Lauren, Elyria, Angie (Jerry) Willard, North Ridgeville, and Carrie (Jeff) Biro, Elyria; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, with Father Robert Cole presiding. Private burial will be at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, North Ridgeville.
Memorials are suggested to Community Care of North Ridgeville.