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Obituary for Mary Theresa Bannon (Kistner)


Theresa Bannon, 92, of the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Beloved wife of the late Eugene Bannon (2009). Dear mother of Mark Bannon (Joanne), Joanne Soontiens (Earl Dietrich), Arlene Thomas (Mike), Colleen Weir (Eugene Hough), Kevin Bannon and Elaine Young (Allan). Dear mother-in-law of Joanne Bannon. Loving grandmother of 26 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Diane Kistner-Buca. Lovingly remembered by the Bannon family, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary (Kenny) Kistner, sons Murray Bannon (2004) and Jerome Bannon (2018), son-in-law Ken Weir (1993), brother Frank Kistner (Ann), sister Dorothy Murphy (Bill) and brother-in-law John Buca.

Theresa took great pride in cooking and baking. She was especially good at recalling birthdays, anniversaries, etc. which was extraordinary given her large family. She always treasured being together with family and loved to recall stories from her days with Eugene raising children on "the farm". She enjoyed her time at the Ritz Villa where she liked joking and teasing with the staff.

Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. Those attending the funeral home visitation are asked to schedule a time at or by calling the funeral home at 519-348-8643. At the request of the family, it would be appreciated if everyone please wear a mask. A private family service will be held and may be viewed at on Friday. Memorial donations to the Ritz Lutheran Villa Redevelopment Fund or charity of one's choice would be appreciated and may be made at

The family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all staff members that took especially good care of Theresa while at the Ritz Lutheran Villa.

Click here to view Theresa’s funeral service.