Michael Craig Banta, 68, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday, May 3, He was born in Bellefontaine on Jan. 22, 1951, to the late Homer Leroy and Mary Louise Boss Banta. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Williams.
Survivors include children, Sean (Jennifer) Banta, Sadie Banta and Alley Banta, all of Bellefontaine; sister, Sandy (Ken) Little of Wapakoneta; brother, John (Chong) Banta of Bellefontaine; nieces and nephews, Scott (Amy) Sheeley, John Michael Sheeley, Andrea (John) Ciradelli, Michelle (Jeff) Smalley, Chris (Brad) Jackson, John (Jennifer) Banta and Billy (Amanda) Banta; and good friends, Doug Casey and Mike Vance, both of Bellefontaine.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mike served during the Vietnam War. He worked as a laborer at DAB for several years, helped Doug Casey lay carpet and had worked at Angles Nursery. He was a trustee at the VFW.
Memorial contributions may be made to Logan County Veteran’s Service Commission, 121 S. Opera St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
There are no services at this time. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at a later date through arrangements by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.