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Wanda Panzau


April 13, 1924
July 4, 2019

Visitation 10:00 A.M. till time of service on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval
Funeral 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval

Wanda Waunita Panzau, 95 of rural Odin, passed away July 4, 2019 at her home with her family beside her. She was born April 13, 1924 in Rock Falls, Illinois. She was the daughter of Harrison M. Farthing and Mildred (Fisher) Farthing. She married Frank Redman and five children were born on this union. She later married Richard H. Panzau on April 17, 1977, and he preceded her in death in 2011.

Wanda is survived by her 5 children, Robert Redman and wife Lisa of Central City, Frank Redman and wife Debbie of Odin, Nancy (Redman) Tate and husband Steve of Central City, Penny (Redman) Sprehe and husband Gary of Centralia, and Brenda Redman of Odin; son-in-law, Jack Cohlmeyer of Salem, IL.

She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, grandchildren, Jim Cohlmeyer of Springfield, IL, Donna Cohlmeyer of Carter, IL, Bobbi Jo (Redman) Goodin and husband Terry of Centralia, IL, Robert Redman and wife Erica of Germantown, IL, Rick Redman and wife Brenda of Colorado, Ashley Daniels and husband Jeremy of Texas, Cassie Redman of Central City, IL, Misty Carpenter of Mt. Vernon, IL, Lori Redman of Centralia, IL, Billi Jo (Redman) Bryan of Sandoval, IL; 22 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Mildred Farthing; daughter, Waunita K. Cohlmeyer; sister, Helen Oldfield; brothers, Harris Farthing, Harrison C. Farthing Jr.

Wanda was born in Rock Falls, IL moving to rural Odin, IL at the age of 9, getting her education in a one room school house on Community Beach Road. In her earlier years she worked at Hollywood Brands until her retirement in the 1970’s. She was a wonderful cook, always making large batches to make sure any of her brood that would come by to visit would get their belly full. She loved to Polka and any song she heard would get her moving, even when age slowed her down to a wiggle. Her whole life evolved around her children and the generations of children born to them. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Rev Ronald Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Deadmond Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 10:00 A.M. till time of service on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Memorials may be made in Wanda’s honor to Deadmond Cemetery or Kaskaskia Workshop. Online condolences and memories of Wanda may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.