Eleanor T. Bandyk, age 86, of Merrill, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Pine Crest Nursing Home. She was born November 19, 1929 in Chicago, IL to the late James and Gazella (Janisch) Sinclair. On May 19, 1962, Eleanor and Bruno Bandyk were united in marriage in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death. Eleanor attended and graduated from high school in Chicago, IL. She loved ballroom dancing and painting ceramics in her younger years. Eleanor also enjoyed babysitting for her friends and family. She loved cooking and worked as a cook at Bridgeview High School and at the tavern she and her husband owned back in Chicago, IL. Eleanor was a very fun loving lady with a big heart who was willing to try anything. She had an adventurous spirit. Eleanor loved going on motorcycle rides with her nephew, Michael. Eleanor is survived by her nephew: Michael Sinclair (girlfriend, Amanda Kosmicki), Merrill, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Gazella Sinclair, husband, Bruno Bandyk, and brother, James Sinclair. There will be a private memorial service for Eleanor held at a later date in Chicago, IL. Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.