John Banks

CASPIAN – John C. Banks, 83, of Caspian, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Iron River Care Center.

He was born April 30, 1929, in Iron River, son of the late Theodore and Evelyn (Johnson) Banks. He attended the Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School. He retired from the Iron County Road Commission in 1991.

John married the former Donna Hebert on March 22, 1985, in Appleton, Wis., and the couple celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary this year.

John was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Iron River and the Operating Engineers Union. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, John C. (Patty) Banks Jr. of Redlands, Calif., Charles (Connie) Banks of Cadillac, Mich., Floyd (Donna) Banks of Appleton, Marilyn Banks of Naples, Fla., and Nik Knauer of Reading, Pa.; sisters, Laura (Harold) Carlson of Florence, Ariz. and Margaret (Michael) Henschel of Iron River; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ted Banks.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Funeral services will follow Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor James Nephew to officiate.

Interment will be in the Stambaugh Cemetery in the spring.

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Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.