PEKIN - Merle R. Bandy, 53, of Pekin passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at 6:26 p.m. at his residence.
He was born March 13, 1959, in Peoria to Marshall and Jacqueline (Arends) Bandy Sr.
Survivors include his father of Washington; four sisters, Paulinda (Alan) Filyaw of Mapleton, Loretta Bandy of Washington, Grace Jones of Kansas City, Mo., and Glenda (Dave) Clark of East Peoria; one brother, Marshall Bandy Jr. of Peoria; two stepchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a nephew.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services at 1625 Candletree Lane in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the