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Michael Allen Bannister

Sept. 2, 1965 - Nov. 2, 2013

November 7, 2013
Estherville News

ESTHERVILLE - A private celebration of life will be held for Michael Allen Bannister, 48, who died Nov. 2, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla.

Michael passed due to substantial brain damage and other severe injuries from walking in the crosswalk at an intersection on North Monroe and Callway in Tallahassee. The accident took place on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Staff and professionals from Memorial Hospital did what they could do to keep him comfortable.

Michael Allen Bannister, the son of the late Larry Lyle Bannister and the late Beverly Ann Linn Bannister Peter, was born Sept. 2, 1965 in Iowa City.

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Michael Allen Bannister

He received his education in Estherville schools. He graduated with his GED in Ft Madison.

Michael was an artist in his own soul. He has left us many memories, drawings, and stories of his life. He loved painting, drawing, crafts, traveling, meeting others, loved his family and last but not least his boxing career. He was a kind soul. Even if he was in need . . . he would give what little he had to help out another in need.

Left to cherish Michael's memory are his sisters: Julie Ann Lyons (Carl) of Spirit Lake, Laura Jane Weber of Estherville and Brenda Mae Lenz (Steve Hartmann) of Schaller; niece and nephews: Jamie Lyle Bannister-Lyons (Kimberly), of Sheldon, Joshua Michael Weber (Hilary) of Boone, Jared James Weber (Ashley) of Milford, Steven Ray Mason of Sioux Falls, S.D., Travis Jon Lenz (Nikki) of Eldora, Corey Lee Bosma (Hayley) of Early and Jenna Leigh Lenz (Josh) of Schaller; great-nieces and nephews: Christopher, Collin, Austin, Arron, Donavon, Tristen, Joslyn, Ethan, Kylin, Victoria, Hailey, Hallie, Hayden, Adrianna, Misty, Kaitlynn, Ashton, Kamdyn and two on the way. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and a very special friend, Mike Whittington of Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.

He will be buried with his mother. Online condolences may be sent to



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