Jerry W. Banitt, age 78 of Welch, died at his home on Wednesday morning, June 29, 2022.
Jerry was born on May 21, 1944 in Red Wing, the son of Donald and Adeline (Groth) Banitt. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School and went on to serve during Vietnam with the US Air Force from 1962-66.
He married Marjorie Pollard on October 5, 1963. He worked at Spectro Alloys Corporation for 27 years, retiring in 2006.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; sons, William Banitt and Justin (Sara) Banitt; grandchildren, Benjamin Banitt (Breonna Niederkorn), Samuel (Kristina) Banitt, Tyler Buck (Brittany Pulkka), Derrick Buck (India Bain), and Jason (Brooke) Berg; great grandsons, Mason Hustings, Jayden Danielson, Myles Banitt, Rylan Banitt, and Leo Berg; sister, Mary (Junior) Toledo; brother, Jeff (Sheri) Banitt; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Mitchener; and brothers, Howard, Richard, Michael, and Theodore.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 11:00am, with visitation from 10:00am-10:45am, at Calvary Christian Church, 907 W. 15th St., Hastings.
Please, no plants or flowers. Donations can be made to Allina Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 3915 Golden Valley Rd, Minneapolis MN 55422.
Private interment with military honors will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.