WAUKESHA

Geraldine O. Rheingans (nee Banks)

Dec. 4, 1924 - July 15, 2007

Geraldine O. Rheingans (nee Banks), 82, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007. She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Waukesha, the daughter of Floyd F. and Ella Finch Banks.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Gerald; her children, Laurie (Karl) Kliesch and Gary (Betty) Rheingans; her grandchildren, Amy, Lindsay, Erica and Justin; her great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Amaya, Ethan, Natasha and Ava; her brother, Wendell Banks of Arizona; her sisters-in-law, Audrey Banks, Marion Banks, Ruth Weeks and Muriel Schwenn; her brother-in-law, George Banker; and nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd Banks, Edward Lindner, Floyd Banks Jr. and Clyde Banks, and her sisters, Gert Grauer, Arlene Banker and Lorraine Ross.

She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1943. Her last place of employment was Shinners Publishing. She was a talented artist throughout her life, using oils, pastels, water colors and acrylic paints, along with creating many craft items.

She willed her body to the Medical College of Wisconsin. There will be no services.

Her family would like to thank everyone at the AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc for treating us with dignity and kindness.