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Condolences for Michael A. Banashak


Dear Beth, Saul, and Polly, I am so very sorry to learn about Mike's passing. I don't know which is hardest, writing an obit, or offering condolences to a good friend after just losing her husband. I'll always have fond memories of Mike. He took special delight at growing his beard to become Santa Claus every Christmas. How Saul and Polly ever convinced him to leave the farm and move to the city, I'll never know! My heart goes out to all of you for your loss. Hugs, Love and be at Peace. He will be missed. Love Jayne and Gerard
From Jayne Stokke and Gerard Rugowski

Hi Liz so sorry to hear, your old neighbors....
From bill and vicky berg

So sorry for the loss of your dad. While I did not know him personally I see Saul and Polly as people who would have the same values and warmth and caring for others. Beth I would say the same just knowing Saul. My sincere condolences and prayers that you will find peace in knowing his journey to new places is now beginning
From Pam Foegen

I remember Mike as an especially caring and friendly fellow baseball player while we were pre- teenagers at Northside Park, Albert Lea, MN. in the late 1950's! My condolences go out to his family and especially to his sister, Sue, a fellow high school classmate.
From Tom Dahlen

I remember Mike as an especially caring and friendly fellow baseball player while we were pre- teenagers at Northside Park, Albert Lea, MN. in the late 1950's! My condolences go out to his family and especially to his sister, Sue, a fellow high school classmate.
From Tom Dahlen

To Beth, Saul and Polly, and all family members We are sorry for your loss. Mike was a success at whatever he tried. With a great attitude and a smile he would plow through anything. Our favorite memory is a trip of a lifetime with Beth and Mike to Ireland and Scotland in 1985. Without Mike and Beth it never would have happened. Thanks for the memories. With much love, Kari and Ben
From Kari and Ben Hinton

I met Mike around 1982. He let me into his life and we became friends. He was a fun, caring guy. I'll miss him, but will never stop thinking about the times we had together. Beth, Saul and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Brian
From Brian Schumacher

We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was wonderful guy. Prays for his family and friends.
From Kevin and Kae Deal

DearBanashaks and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. While I only really know Saul and Polly, I think Mike must have been special based on that. I wish you all well. Hard memories soften over time. Be and do what Mike would have wanted you all to be. My dad left us in 2007. I think of him every day. For what it is worth, our family keeps him "alive" by sharing stories involving Dad at all of our family events. Keep each other close and speak of your dad often. As the Beatles so aptly put it, Ob La Di. Love, Kokie and Ellen
From Gregory Koelker

I am so sorry for your loss, Beth
From Melissa Roby

We send our thoughts/prayers to you after learning bout the death of your dad. We hope many memories can help you all through this difficult time. We miss seeing you Saul and Polly-the Swensons
From Maynard and Rita Swenson

i worked with Mike at Honda and enjoyed him. I true professional and always a good sense of humor. You have our sympathy.
From Erv and Carol Banse

Oh sweet Mike...you always had a happy smile for everyone and were such a great conversationalist. Can't imagine the world without you in it my dear friend. Love and hugs to Beth and all the family. Kathy
From Kathy West

Rest in Peace. Condolences to Beth, Saul and Polly. 0Q
From Michele J Curran