Kathryn R. Bandars

Kathryn R. Bandars

December 28, 1949 – October 10, 2019

Kathryn R. (McKinny) Bandars, longtime Omaha area resident, died at the age of 69.  Survived by husband, Andy, daughter Leslie (Bandars) Zastrow and husband, Phillip of Norfolk, NE; son, David Bandars and wife, Kathleen of Omaha; grandchildren: Mackenzie Speicher, Taryn Zastow, and Heath Bandars; brothers, Richard McKinny (Joyce) of Grand Island, NE and Ronald McKinny (Kathleen) of Blue Grass, IA; nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Rite of cremation was afforded with interment to follow at a later date.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Saturday, October 26th at 10:30 at the West Center Chapel with luncheon to follow at the mortuary.  Memorials are suggested to: HANDS, HEARTS AND PAWS, 4828 William St., Omaha, NE 68106.



  • Boyd E. Dose, Jr. Posted October 20, 2019 9:48 am

    Family of Kathryn;
    I was starkly saddened to learn of the passing of Kathryn. I worked very closely with Kathryn at APA, Inc. when I was Exce. V.P. of APA and GM of the Utility Engineering, Inc. office from 2000 until its reorganization in latter 2002. She was an excellent Human Resources professional and a truly wonderful person. Together, we interviewed and hired tens of engineers and staff for the office, and she spearheaded difficult efforts to secure insurance coverage for the office. She was truly a terrific person to work with. I will always remember her, our professional friendship, and the vital counsel she provided to me in the office. I shall miss her very much.

    Very sincerely,
    Boyd E. Dose, Jr.
    4811 Eagle Ridge Road
    Lincoln, NE 68516

  • Virginia Lemmons Posted October 24, 2019 10:21 pm

    To Kathy’s families,

    I am so very sad about Kathy’s death. She was my best friend. We shared so many laughs, recipes, lunches and just plain ole good times. Kathy will be sorely missed and my prayers are with you as you tunnel through this difficult time.

    I hope these words will bring some comfort;
    “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”

    –Author Unknown

  • Andy Dundis Posted October 25, 2019 9:03 am

    My condolences go out to the family. Kathy was one of the first people I met when I started my employment with APA. She was a great person to work with, always helpful & friendly, always made time to visit with me when I needed her help. More than just a coworker, we would confide in each other. I considered her a friend.

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