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Information for Donald R. Batt
21 June, 1913 - 19 March, 1992
From the Idaho Press - Tribune 
Dated March, 1992
Contributed by Delilah Barnard


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Donald Batt

     Donald R. Batt, 78, well known farmer, of Wilder, died Thursday, March 19, 1992 at a Boise hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, 1992, at the United Methodist Church, Caldwell.  Reverend Bret Schroeder of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Homedale and Pastor Victor Schulze of Marsing will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery, Wilder, Idaho, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Mr. Batt was born June 21, 1913, the eldest son of Roger W. and Irene McDonald Batt, at Salem, Ore.  He moved to Wilder with his parents in 1915 where he has since resided.  He graduated from Wilder
High School in 1931 and from the University of Washington with a degree in business administration in 1937.  He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
     Donald married Dorothy Boehner of Wilder on December 17, 1938 in Caldwell.  They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in 1991.
     Don has been an active member in many community activities over the years.  He served on the Caldwell Memorial Hospital Board for bout 15 years and the Farm Labor Sponsoring Board as well as the Idaho State Hospital Commission and Hop Growers of America.  Don was also a chairman of the Wilder Community Auction for charity and served in various offices in the Wilder Rod & Gun Club and was a Life Member of the BPOE #1448 in Caldwell.
     All his life he was an avid sportsman.  He played baseball with the town team for several years and enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting.
     Survivors include his wife Dorothy; three sons and daughters-in-law Stephen and Donna of Payette, Stuart and Anita of Ontario and Reed and Merlinn of Homedale; a brother and sister-in-law Harold and Janice of Caldwell; two sisters and brothers-in-law Margaret and Macey Hyde of Portland and Gladys and Frank Andres of Caldwell; a sister-in-law Mira Batt of Caldwell; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Wendell.
     Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 until 5:00 PM at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel.

     The family suggests that memorials be given to the Wilder Quick Response or the Elks Rehab, Boise, Idaho

 



 

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