James Walter Banks, 78, of Lincoln, Neb., died Wednesday, July 13, 2005.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home in Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.
Born Dec. 20, 1926, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Effie May Banks. He married Delores Brummer, who preceded him in death. He then married Maxine Banks, who survives of the home. He was a graduate of Marshall High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a mechanical engineering degree. He was formerly employed by Rockwell International in Kearney, Neb., and Wheatly Pump and Valve Co. in Tulsa, Okla. He returned to Lincoln after his retirement.
Additional survivors include four stepdaughters, Linda Graham of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Marge Buettner of Orlando, Fla., Mary Beth Lehmanowsky of Lincoln, Neb., and Sue Wurm of Lincoln; one sister, Mary Davis of Marshall; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.