Alma Bandelow (93) of Altamont


Published on October 16 2017 7:51 am

Alma Bandelow, 94, of Altamont, died at 2:17 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 23 at Lutheran Care Center Chapel, Altamont. Burial will follow at St. Clare Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center or the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Alma Elizabeth Bandelow was born on Wednesday, September 12, 1923 in Effingham to John and Margaret (Volk) Haarman. She married Charles Harold Conlin in 1941, he preceded her in death in 1942; she then married Forrest ‘Pat’ Patterson in 1947, he preceded her in death in 1975; she then married Conrad ‘Bud’ Bandelow in 1978 and he preceded her in death in 1992. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid and Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676 Auxiliary, Altamont. In addition to being a homemaker she had worked at the Altamont Garment Factory.

She is survived by: her son, John (Sharon) Patterson, Los Altos, CA; daughters, Sue (Elden) Brauer, Huntley, and Judy (John) Hart, Peoria; surrogate daughter, Lana Hovis, Altamont; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by: brothers, Anthony and John Haarman; sisters, Ursula Haarman and Gertrude Cooley.