Geraldine “Gerri” Ruth Annette Bandy

Bethalto | Friday, January 28 2022 |

Geraldine “Gerri” Ruth Annette Bandy, 80, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at Alton Memorial Hospital. 

Born November 25, 1941, in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of Edward L. and Claribell (Werner) Bremer.  Gerri retired as a beer bottler for Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis.  She married Ellis Bandy on October 28, 1989, in St. Louis County.  He preceded her in death. 

Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Janice Henkhaus of Bethalto, a daughter-in-law, Lisa Henkhaus of Bethalto, five grandchildren, Brendan Henkhaus, Morgan Henkhaus, Michael Henkhaus III (Jessica), Megan Henkhaus, and Amber Warren (Jonathan), two great-grandchildren, Elsey Warren and Caroline Warren, a step-daughter, Rhonda Rothermich (Don) of Forstell, MO, two step-sons, Kevin Bandy of O’Fallon, MO, and Larry Bandy of Wentzville, MO, a brother, Edward Bremer (Diane) of Kentucky, and her longtime best friend, Phyllis Buchanan Bradley. 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael S. Henkhaus II. 

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter.  Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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