The Washington Times-Herald

May 23, 2013

Aaron Banta

April 17, 1941 - May 22, 2013

Washington Times-Herald

MONROE CITY — Aaron Max Banta, 72, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. Aaron was born April 17, 1941, in Washington, the son of Harold Max and Ermel Louise (Stafford) Banta. Aaron married Mary Elizabeth Helderman on May 16, 1959. Aaron was a brick layer for the Local 4 Union out of Terre Haute. He started laying brick in 1957 and was a lifetime union card holder, receiving his 50-year gold card in 2007. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and V.F.W. in Petersburg. He loved NASCAR and Indy car racing, woodworking and gardening and he loved his family, grandchildren and people in general. Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Banta; son, Harold Mason Banta of Monroe City; daughters, Denah Perry and her husband Craig of Monroe City, Lesa Hofferth and her husband John of Evansville; grandchildren, Brock Aaron Perry, Addison Ryan Hofferth, Vance Anthony Perry and Brent Max Banta. Aaron was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, William Justin Hofferth. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, with Rev. Mark Nielson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with Aaron’s family from 11 a.m. until the hour of service time of 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at