November 30, 1939 – January 15, 2014
Prabhaker Anand Bannikatti, 74, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, at Christ United Methodist Church, 5723 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines. Private family burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.
Prabhaker was born on November 30, 1939 in Gulbarga, India, to Anand and Daisy (Saradigi) Bannikatti. He graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He married Padma P. Samuel on December 23, 1978, in Des Moines. Prabhaker retired in 2000 as a special education teacher in the Des Moines Public Schools. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. Prabhaker enjoyed athletics, music, and the company of his friends and family.
Prabhaker will be missed by his loving wife of 35 years, Padma Bannikatti; son, Praveen (Maggie) Bannikatti; two sisters, Vasantha Bhasker and “Baby” Samuel; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and three brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church. Online condolences are welcome at IlesCares.com.
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