Dale Banta, 93, formerly of Shelbyville

Dale Banta, 93, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at his residence in Columbus, IN.


He was born October 22, 1926 in Shelbyville.  He was the son of Claude Banta and Ollie (Williams) Banta.


He married Dorothy L. (Larkey) Banta on October 26, 1947 and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2019.


Mr. Banta is survived by his daughters, Jeana Lynn Nordstrom of Naples, FL.; and Sherri Banta, of Columbus, IN.; his son, Dale Keith (Nancy) Banta, of Hope, IN; 8 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his infant son and daughter, 1 brother, and 1 sister.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during WWII.


Mr. Banta worked at Newsom Trucking from 1951 to 1981 and owned Banta Rentals.


He was a member of the Hanover Boat Club.  Since 1957, Dale and Dorothy cherished the times they spent together in their cottage on the Ohio River. 


Friends may call Sunday, December 22, 2019 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.


Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Harvey Weaver officiating. 


Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.


Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Banta family.


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