Mark Banning

December 15, 1953April 3, 2011

Mark Banning, 57, of Ankeny went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 3, 2011of heart failure. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 at Wakonda Christian Church (3938 Fleur Drive Des Moines, Iowa 50321). Cremation will follow services and a private family graveside service will be held Saturday at Berwick Cemetery. Mark was a member of Wakonda Christian Church and a former member of Ankeny Evangelical Free Church, he graduated from Saydel High School, and worked at Dee Zee Manufacturing. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl Banning, sons, Erik (Jacki) Banning, David (Carli) Banning, daughter Kristina Banning of Ankeny, IA; grandchildren, Gabriel and Kylie Jo, parents, Gerald and Mary Beth Banning of Berwick, IA; brothers, Steve (Bettye) Banning of Ankeny, IA; and Brian (Janet) Banning of Berwick, IA. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Ankeny Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wakonda Christian Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 7, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 8, 2011

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Steve & LaRue Reis

April 9, 2011

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

Hal/Nancy Cross

April 8, 2011

Our prayers are with you at this time. May you know the "peace that passeth all understanding" that is found only in Christ. Mark will be missed.

Steve/Jan Hanson

April 7, 2011

Sheryl and Family -- It is so comforting to know we will all see him in Heaven one day soon! I'll never forget Mark's easy-going attitude and especially his smile and laughter. I only saw him filled with joy! May God help you through all of those difficult decisions in the days ahead. You guys have always been special in our lives. He will be sorely missed by us all.

Sheri Davis

April 6, 2011

We will remember Mark going to the Berwick Church as kids. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

The Davis Girls

Mike Van Scoyk

April 6, 2011

Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

April 6, 2011

Sheryl and families-So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Cousin-Patsy Johnston and families, Greenfield, IA

Howard Ruggles

April 6, 2011

A very valuable tool will be missing Mark at Dee Zee. His laughter,friendly smile and his charisma was truly an asset to us all. God Bless.

Gary, Cindy, Nick West

April 6, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Josh Knichel

April 6, 2011

Sorry for your loss I'll mis joking with him at work.

Josh Knichel

Mike & Joyce Roby

April 6, 2011

So sorry to hear about Mark's passing. Mark was always such a kind person and always had a smile on his face. May the memories you hold so dear, help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.