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John Banks, 81, VFW member, worked for parks, schools and post office
John R. Banks, 81, a native of Forest Park died Feb. 10, 2005 at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Wisconsin.

Banks moved to Watertown, Wis. approximately three years ago, to be closer to his daughter and due to a progressing illness.

He is a veteran of WWII and served in the Pacific Theater in the U.S. Army Air Corps, spending most of his time in Japan. 

He was a member of the VFW post in Forest Park and of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

In Forest Park, Banks was an employee of the park and school districts for several years and, at one time, was employed at the main post office in Chicago.

Banks is survived by his wife, Elaine (nee Ernst), his daughter Cindy (Fred) Gremmels and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Catherine Banks.

Services were held at Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown Wis., followed by interment at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia, Wis.