Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 16, 2013

Edward Philip Banghart Died Nov. 12, 2013

TRAVERSE CITY — Edward P. Banghart, 86, of Interlochen, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, 2013, at Munson Medical Center.

Born on April 30, 1927, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Irvine and Jessica (VanZandt) Banghart. On March 25, 1982, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Traverse City, he married the former Patricia Mallett.

Ed grew up in Geneva, Ill., where he attended local schools. He furthered his education by attending and graduating from the University of Michigan, where he earned his master’s degree in music.

Prior to his retirement he was employed by Interlochen Center for the Arts as a choir director and administrator.

His interests included reading and listening to music.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia M. Banghart, of Traverse City; daughter, Dawn Banghart (Tom Koos), of Woodside, Calif.; son, Thomas Banghart, of Valley Village, Calif.; stepson, Reed (Diana) Anderson, of Sylvanis, Ohio; stepson, Paul (Cheryl) Anderson, of Los Alamos, N.M.; and grandchildren, Max and Ian Anderson.

Memorial services will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at 4 p.m., with Pastor Paul Busekist officiating.

In remembrance of Ed, memorial contributions may be directed to Interlochen Center for the Arts. Envelopes may be obtained at the church.

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Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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