Barry Batten

Batten, Barry

Barry L. Batten

Blaine, WI

Barry Lee Batten (Papa) passed away Sunday December 23rd surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 18, 1952 in Whitefish, MT to the late Keith and Gwendolyn (Wied) Batten. As a child he grew up hunting, fishing and exploring in his beloved Rocky Mountains. He graduated from Lincoln County High School in Eureka, MT in 1971. He served his country as a Military Policeman in the Army from 1972-1975, stationed in Germany. He married Geraldine Breseman on April 29, 1978 in Blaine, WI, where they lived and raised three children. He was a safe and dedicated driver for H.O. Wolding for 27 years. He always had a deep passion for the outdoors and he loved camping, deer hunting, fishing, gardening, and bird watching. More than anything he loved spending time with his family, especially his dear grandson Aiden who brought him endless laughs and joys. He will be remembered for his kind gentle nature, zany sense of humor, and his passion for life. He is survived by his loving wife Geraldine, and children: Jasmine Batten (Chad Courtney) of Blaine, Dustin Batten (Suzy Bickler) of Madison, and Brittany Batten of Sun Prairie, his pride and joy, Grandson: Aiden Moe, brothers: Dan (Sandra) Batten of El Paso, TX and Doug (Carol) Batten of Enterprise, OR, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and other loving family members and friends, and special pets Maisy and Pretty Kitty.

A memorial service will be held at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM, with the Reverend Eugene Gauerke, officiating. Military honors will be observed following the memorial service. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from Noon until 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in memory of Barry L. Batten.

Barry's family would like to thank the many friends and family who supported them throughout this journey and the outstanding health care provided by his many doctors and special nurses, in addition to the Palliative Care staff at St. Joseph's Hospital.

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Published in Stevens Point Journal on Dec. 27, 2012