Francis R. "Batch" Daubach, 73, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born October 16, 1939, in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, December 30, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Daubach was the owner/operator of Daubach Automotive, in Swansea, Ill., and retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital, after 23 years of service as a mechanic. He was a former member of I.G.O., Independent Garage Owners. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Florence, nee Bechtold, Daubach; a brother, Martin Daubach, Jr.; two sisters, Connie Engel and Shirley Moe; and his mother-in-law, Della Vahlkamp.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Maureen, nee Vahlkamp, Daubach; his children, Bonnie (Jeff ) Ambuehl of Aviston, Ill., Robert (Melissa) Daubach of Fairview Heights, Ill., Sharon Schafale of Fairview Heights, Ill., Sandi Daubach Belleville, Ill., and Kenneth (Tammy) Daubach of Boulevard, Calif.; grandchildren, Julie (E.J.) Nold, Lauren Schafale, Amy (Luke) Seely, Nicholas Ambuehl, Shawn Daubach, Andrew Daubach, Michelle Daubach, Kristy Daubach, and Sherry Daubach; great-grandchildren, Jillian and Natalie Seely, Hailey and Jacob Nold; a sister, Florence Kosterer; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Kathy, Vicki, and Johnnie, and the rest of the staff with Heartland Hospice South.
Memorials are appreciated to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. Interment will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 3, 2013