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Elmer Batsch, 88, Jamestown, ND formerly of Gackle, ND, died early Wednesday morning November 24, 2021 at Ave Maria in Jamestown, ND.
Elmer Batsch was born August 28, 1933 on the family farm near Gackle, ND, the son of Edward Batsch and Bertha (Gumke) Batsch. He received his elementary education in the local school and grew to manhood in the vicinity where he worked on the family farm.
He and Doris Mitzel November 28, 1957 at St. Helena’s Church in Ellendale, ND.
They made their home on a farm 12 miles south of Gackle until 1984 when they built a new home and moved into Gackle. He then worked at the Coop Oil in Gackle. Following their retirement, they have continued to reside in Gackle until recently when they moved into Jamestown.
He was a member of the Basilica of St. James in Jamestown, ND. He also was a member of St. Annes Catholic Church in Gackle where he served as Treasurer for many years. He served 18 years as a county commissioner in Logan County, served as a fireman and on the Gackle Cemetery Board, and was a life member of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving is his wife Doris, Jamestown, ND; three children, Duane Batsch, Kulm, ND; Bryan (Karen) Batsch, Gackle, ND; Julie (Darrel) Klundt, Devils Lake, ND; 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 brother, Leonard (Charlotte) Batsch, Valley City, ND; sisters, Annetta (Arnold) Schlecht, Gackle, ND and Doris (Clifton) Hill, Columbia, MO, sister-in-law, Violet Batsch, Jamestown, ND; brother-in-law, Mel Schuldt, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Lorraine, Gertrude, Florence; an infant sister, 7 brothers, Edwin, Ray, Jack, Norbert, Marvin, Roland and Eugene.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday November 29, 2021 in the Basilica of St. James in Jamestown, ND with Father Neil Pfeifer, pastor officiating.
Burial will take place in the Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle, ND
Visitation –1-5 Sunday at the Funeral Home
A candle was lit in memory of Elmer Batsch
john and Janet Henke Dec 2 2021 9:18 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with Doris and family. I had the pleasure of working for Logan County while Elmer was Commissioner and enjoyed working for and with him.
James and Mary Lou Hilzendeger Nov 29 2021 9:55 AM
Elmer was a kind man and a good county commissioner. He was always the first one to offer a friendly greeting before each and every meeting, and was focused on his work, concentrating on the right way to do each task, attempting to keep the best interests of our county and our people first and foremost. Our prayers for a peaceful rest for a good and faithful servant. Sympathies are extended to his wife, Doris along with his children, and their families.
Blanche & Rodger Schumacher Nov 26 2021 10:58 AM
Sorry to hear about Elmer's passing. One of the nicest guys in Gackle! Always enjoyed him and Doris while delivering for UPS.
Don Schwehr Nov 24 2021 7:07 PM