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William Banta, 1928-2022
William Banta, 1928-2022
William Banta, 1928-2022

William J. “Bill” Banta passed away on Friday, August 26, 2022, after a short illness. He was born on January 11, 1928, to Esther and Sherman Banta, in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Bill attended an eight-grade country school near the home farm and then attended Soldiers Grove High School.

A funeral service was held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Road, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31. Visitation was held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove.

The family would also like to thank the doctors and staff of 5SW nursing unit at St. Mary’s Hospital and Agrace HospiceCare for their care and compassion. Memorials may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Madison and the American Legion Post No. 220 in Soldiers Grove. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.  Gunderson Fitchburg, Funeral & Cremation Care, 2950 Chapel Valley Road.