THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Edward Batjes, 90, of Coleman passed away Thursday, June 27 at Rennes Health Center-West, Peshtigo.
The son of the late Andrew and Emma (Lentz) Batjes was born Feb. 6, 1923 in Chicago, Ill. and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He married Doris Babcock on July 22, 1961 in Chicago and was an owner/operator truck driver there with local 705. He moved to Coleman in the Town of Pound several years ago. His wife, Doris, preceded him in death in November 2008.
Surviving are children, Edward A. (Katherine) Batjes of McHenry, Ill., Henry A. (Eva) Batjes of Plainfield, Ill. and George M. Batjes, Barbara T. (Joe) Montes and Theresa E. Batjes, all of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Ruth Maletz of Chicago; nine grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Frank (Carole) Batjes of Chicago and Harry (Hattie) Batjes of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; a sister, Emma Dolly (Larry) Vaupel of Chicago and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents and his wife, Doris, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry and a granddaughter, Samantha.
Relatives and friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman from 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 until the time of funeral services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Nicholas Johannes officiating. Interment was in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Coleman with military rites conducted by the Coleman American Legion and VFW.