Kevin Jay Banning, 68, of Flasher, North Dakota passed away peacefully Monday evening, September 18th, 2023 at his home.
Kevin was born November 5th, 1954 to Raymond Michael Banning III and Dorothy Feland (Banning). He graduated from Flasher High School and enlisted in the Air Force. Kevin was honorably discharged in 1977 after two years of service. He then went on to obtain an Associate in Arts degree from Bismarck Junior College as well as graduate from North Dakota State University in May of 1986 with an electrical engineering degree. Kevin dedicated his career to the Department of Defense as a communications engineer.
Kevin lived in California for several years before returning to his hometown of Flasher and overseeing his family ranch. He was a proud veteran and was loved and loyal to his family and friends. His nieces and nephews will always remember his light-hearted teasing and the “treasure chest” he stole from Captain Hook that they got to raid when they visited. He will be remembered for his gracious heart, infectious laugh and willingness to give generously. Kevin was a staple in the Flasher community and will be missed deeply by the friends he considered family.
Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Banning II; mother, Dorothy Feland; step-father, Robert Feland, and his brother, Raymond Banning III.
He is survived by his two brothers, Kim and Kory Banning; his nephews and nieces, Brian and Shelby Banning, Raymond and Elizabeth Banning, Sarah and Jose Vega, Amber and Anthony Pacheco, and Brooke Banning; as well as, five great-nieces and nephews.
A funeral service to honor Kevin will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 1st, at the Flasher High School Gym. Burial service to follow at Fairhill Cemetery in Flasher.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Raleigh Rodeo Club would be greatly appreciated.