Michael Banes, 54, of Kahoka, passed away at 9:49 PM on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the University of Iowa City.
Michael was born on April 11, 1967, in Kahoka, MO, the son of the late William and Barbara (Inman) Banes.
He married Trinity Banes on May 25, 2007 in Kahoka. She survives.
Michael joined the United States Army in 1984, he was later honorably discharged. His interests included gardening, kayaking, and fishing. Michael’s kids and grandkids were the highlight of his life, always telling the best jokes, and teaching them about gardening and taking care of the yard. The Fourth of July never went uncelebrated in the Banes household and was Michael’s favorite day of the year.
Survivors include his wife, one son, Michael Banes of Columbia, MO, eight daughters; Lauren Egley of Warsaw, IL, Krissy Caulkins of Warsaw, IL, Dallas Boudreau of Fort Madison, IA, Lori Boudreau of Kahoka, Catie Banes of Kahoka, Marisa Banes of Kahoka, Johnann Banes of Kahoka, C.C. Banes of Kahoka, one brother, Merle Hamner of Kahoka, two sisters; Barbara Murphy of Revere, Eve Moore of Kahoka, nine grandchildren; Creos Egley, Icey Egley, Syren Egley, Avaison Egley, Jaya Caulkins, John Caulkins, Ethan Banes, Karma Batley, and Karter Batley. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Matthew Banes, and one nephew, Toby Foglesong.
Cremation rites will be accorded. There will not be public services held. Memorial contributions in Michael’s name are suggested to the family with checks made payable to Trinity Banes and can be sent to the Wilson and Triplett Funeral Home. You are invited to share your memories of Michael and leave a condolence at www.wilsontriplett.com