Ambrose (1907 - 1986)
Contact: Ken Wood
----Sources: The Town of Frankfort Centennial 1890 -1990
Bandow, Ambrose (June 1907 - Dec. 1986)
Son of William and Mary Bandow, born in Colby, Wisconsin June 1907. They moved to the Town of Frankfort in February 1916. He attended the Franklin School, graduating in 1919. He also attended the parocial school for one year at St. John's Lutheran Church, Town of Wien, where he was confirmed in the spring of 1920. He graduated from Colby, Wis. High School in 1924. Furthering his education at Madison College School of Business Administration in 1927, the Denver Bible Institute, now Rockmont College, a pre-seminary education, graduating in 1935. He was married in October 1939.
He worked as an accountant for National Buscuit Company and J.I. Case Company for a short time. Then he accepted his first pastorate of the Community Presbyterian Church in Merrill, Wisconsin from 1937 - 1941. His next pastorate was at Neenah, Wisconsin at the First Fundamental Church from 1941 - 1949. While at Neenah he was also Radio Pastor for "Back to the Bible Broadcast" from WHBY in Appleton, Wisconsin and WNAM at Neenah until 1958.
In 1958 he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Oglethorp University. Following graduation he became the professor at Trinity Schools of the South, which is a Christian Academy and College. He was also an instructor at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary until 1968.
Upon returning to Wisconsin, in semi-retirement he was pastor of First Congregational Church in Friendship from 1969 - 1974 and pastor of First Congregational Church at Randolph from 1974 - 1977. When he retired, he moved to Madison where one of his sons, George, lives and is a medical doctor.
Rev. and Mrs. Bandow have four sons and one daughter. They are all married and all have a college degree or higher.
Although Rev. Bandow was retired, he did tutoring in Lincoln Middle School one day a week and participated in teaching a Christian Business Men's Breakfast Bible Study. He taught a Bible class at the State Prison in Waupun and at the Minimum Security Home at Oregon. For two years he worked with the Pinkerton Security Services in Crowd and Beverage Control at all University Of Wisconsin football and basketball home games. Rev. Bandow died in December of 1986.
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