Lloyd Harry Banitt

February 8, 1935 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 87)


            A memorial service for Lloyd Banitt will be held Friday August 5th at 11:00 AM at Lands Lutheran Church in Zumbrota.  The Rev. David Krinke will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery.  Mr. Banitt, 87, of Zumbrota, died Sunday July 31, 2022 at Zumbrota Care Center.


          Lloyd Harry Banitt was born February 8, 1935 in Goodhue County, the son of Peter and Minnie (Luetke) Banitt, and he was a lifelong area resident.  On June 29, 1954 at Lands Lutheran Church he married Evelyn Louise Johnson.  Lloyd worked 36 years as a blade operator and a farmer.  An active member at church, he a longtime member of the church’s cemetery board, served on the church council, and was a regular usher.  He had many interests which he pursued enthusiastically.  He loved dancing, hunting and fishing, bowling, and in retirement he pursued golf.  He also enjoyed snowmobiling.  After retirement, he transported cars, and he and Evelyn wintered in Arizona.  He will be remembered as a quiet and gentle man.


          Lloyd is survived by his wife Evelyn Banitt of Zumbrota; sons Dayle (Vicky) Banitt of Pine Island, Craig (Julie) Banitt of Zumbrota, and Keith Banitt of Mazeppa; daughters Cheryl (Raymond) Goranson of Zumbrota, Sheila (Ted) Mehrkens of Mazeppa, and Shannon Banitt of Zumbrota; grandchildren Jennifer Kramer, Jeremy Banitt, Tad Banitt, Pete Banitt, Jesse Banitt, Geraud Banitt, Nicklus Goranson, Perian Kummrow, Kyle Mehrkens, Kurt Mehrkens, Casey Mehrkens, Colby Mehrkens, Ray DeWitt, and Joe Schmitz.  Also surviving are 30 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.


          He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Verona Friese, Clarice Flotterud, Mary Ann Burfeind, and a brother Leon Banitt.


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Memorial Service
August 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Lands Lutheran Church
16640 Highway 60 Blvd.
Zumbrota, MN 55992

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