Obituaries

Roger L. Batchelder

Feb 12, 2019
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Services

Memorial Service: will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City.  

Cemetery

Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Orange Township Cemetery.


Memorials

may be directed to St. Paul United Methodist Church – 501 Sycamore St. La Porte City, Iowa 50651.

Biography

Roger L. Batchelder, 80, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his home of kidney failure. He was born May 8, 1938 in Waterloo the son of Ted and Anna Mae Beasley Batchelder.  Roger was a 1958 graduate of Waterloo East High School.

He married Patty Allison on September 23, 1961 at Central Christian Church in Waterloo.

Roger was a Waterloo Firefighter and Equipment Operator for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was a Cannoneer for Civil War Reenactments and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1967.

Survived by: his wife, Patty of La Porte City; two daughters, Carolyn (Larry) Formanek of Ankeny, Penny Clark of La Porte City; two sons, Jim (Jackie) Batchelder of La Porte City, Matt (Lynn) Batchelder of Walford; ten grandchildren and two brothers, Richard (Julie) Batchelder of Cedar Falls and Gary (Deb) Batchelder of Florida.

Preceded in death by: his parents; one son, Mark Batchelder in infancy and one daughter Joanna Batchelder.


 

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  1. Steven Blocker | Mar 16, 2019

    Please accept my condolences to the family of Roger Batchelder. I will miss him.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
  2. Adaline Peterson | Feb 15, 2019
    My sympathies and prayers for your family. Thinking of you. 
  3. Randy Miller | Feb 15, 2019
    We met Roger many years ago through the Waterloo's Memorial Hall and his volunteering to fire the Civil War cannon on Memorial Day. I always enjoyed talking with him, as he was a very gentle soul! He will certainly be missed not only by family and friends, but by the entire community. God Bless the Batchelder family.  Randy Miller 
  4. CHAD VAN DYKE | Feb 14, 2019
    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF SUCH A GREAT LOSS IN YOUR FAMILY...I ALWAYS ENJOYED VISITING WHEN HE STOPPED BY MY SHOP OR WHEN EVER WE CROSSED PATHS..MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU..
  5. Craig and Deb Gingrich | Feb 13, 2019

    Very sorry to see this. Roger was inspirational guy. He dedicated his life to serving others and serving America. It has been an honor to know his family and we know it must leave a big hole in your hearts. You are all in our prayers.  

    Craig and Deb Gingrich

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