Lake City - Jeanne Batz, 77, died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Lake City Union Church in Lake City with Pastor Roy Karlen officiating. Burial was in the Lake City Cemetery.
Karen Jeanne (Bauman) Batz was born on March 26, 1940 in Lake City, Iowa to Robert and Florine (Rossow) Bauman. On July 16, 1960 Jeanne married Kenneth Batz and together they celebrated 55 years of marriage before Ken’s death in 2015. Jeanne was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Lake City Union Church, and was proud of her thousands of beautiful crocheted afghans.
Jeanne is survived by her daughter Lisa of Lake City, son Mike (Dorothy) of Mountain View, CA, granddaughters Lyndsey Batz and Mackenzie Bader both of Des Moines, sister Jolene Wilder of Des Moines, sisters-in-law Marlene (LeRoy) Miller of Churdan, Juanita Suiters of Tempe, AZ, and Helen Bauman of Okoboji, brother-in-law Steve (Elaine) Batz of Carroll, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ken, and brother Dick Bauman.