November 29, 1961 - January 10, 2020
Watertown -- Carlos Cortez Banda, 58, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at his home. Carlos was born on November 29, 1961 in Uvalde, Texas, the son of Elario and Erlinda (Cortez) Banda. He was a 1981 graduate of Watertown High School. Carlos attended UW-Whitewater, where he played on the wheelchair basketball team. He then attended MATC-Madison, earning an Associate's Degree in Accounting. He had been employed as an insurance analyst at UW-Madison Hospital for ten years and later worked in the Administration Department at Veteran's Hospital in Madison, from which he retired. He was an avid Wisconsin sports fan and loved collecting sports memorabilia. He enjoyed watching his nephews' sporting events and listening to country western music.
Carlos is survived by his father, Elario Banda of Watertown; sister, Adela (Greg) Suttner of Waukesha; nephews, Christopher Suttner and Tyler Suttner as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Erlinda and sister, Monica Banda in infancy.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home with Father Patrick Wendler officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.