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Ronald S. Banta, 49

Ronald Steven Banta, age 49, of Montrose, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the Marie Steiner Kelting Care Center in Chaska.

He was born Oct. 28, 1961, in Minneapolis, to Roger and Joyce (Seiler) Banta.

Ron was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Banta; as well as his parents-in-law John and Carol Morrissette; and many aunts and uncles.

Ron is survived by his wife, Patti; children Stacy and Brett Yanish, Samantha Banta, Courtney and Matt VanLith, Jeremy Morrissette and fiancée Nichole, and Josh and Jill Morrissette; 14 grandchildren, Riley, Taylor, Christopher, Calvin, Isabelle, Destiny, Paige, Isaiah, Winter, Isaac, David, Kaylee, Erin, and Brianna; father Roger and Jean Banta; and brothers Russ and Jenny Banta, and Robert Banta.

Memorial services took place Saturday, Nov. 6 at noon at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, with Chaplain Bob Haskin officiating.

A gathering of family and friends preceded the service, from 10 a.m to noon at the funeral home.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.