Robert "Bob" Batzel
1964 - 2021
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
247 W. Johnson Road
LaPorte, IN

Robert (Bob) Batzel, 57, of Michigan City passed away peacefully at 2:16 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City.

He was born Jan. 12, 1964, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Richard Batzel Sr. and Joyce (Craft) Batzel.

Robert worked at Hearthside Foods Solutions as a machine operator for many years. He was formerly active in an adult softball team called Tuck 'n Roll. Robert was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. Robert loved listening to '80s rock 'n roll music and spending time with his father bowling.

Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth (Thomas) Grathwohl of Michigan City; two sisters, Dianne Murray and Patricia (David) Kniola, both of Michigan City; one brother, Richard Batzel Jr. of Fort Wayne; one grandchild, Benjamin Grathwohl; his nieces and nephews, Ricky and Rachel Murray, David Kniola II, and Jennifer Vinson; and four great nephews.

Preceding in death were his parents.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, 219-362-3100, is caring for the arrangements.

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Published by La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Oct. 15, 2021.
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