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BANTA, Donald Lee 56, of Dayton, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the Beechwood Home in Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his father Merlyn Banta in 1978. Donald is survived by his mother Jeannette (nee Rose) Banta of Dayton; sister and brother-in-law Carol & Richard Koopman of Cincinnati; niece Cheryl Koopman, nephew and his wife Alan & Debbie Koopman; two grandnieces Kamryn & Regina, grandnephew Jonathan; three aunts, Irene Atherton of AZ, Betty & Joanne Rose both of Ansonia, OH; close friend Gary Drake, numerous cousins and friends. Donald was a 1971 graduate of Fairview High School, and had worked for many years at Dayton Diesel Injection. Donalds funeral tribute will be 2:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2009, at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL, 675 West Wenger Road, burial will follow in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday afternoon from 12 noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN, 55447, or www.ataxia.org; Beechwood Home, 2140 Pogue Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45208 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 in Memory of Donald. Online condolences to his family may be made at: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Dayton Daily News from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2009