Daniel L. Bateman - Stewartville
STEWARTVILLE — The funeral for Daniel L. Bateman, 56, of Stewartville, will be at 11 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 25, 2011) at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating. Burial will be in Frankford Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Mr. Bateman died Monday (Feb. 21, 2011), of an apparent heart attack, at the home of a friend in Kenosha, Wis.
Daniel Lyle Bateman was born Feb. 9, 1955, in Rochester, to Lyle and Marion (Bale) Bateman. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Mayo High School in 1973. He joined the U.S. Army, serving four years including duty overseas in Germany, and was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division. He was married on Oct. 6, 1978, at Camp Baumhoder in West Germany to Patrice Breutzman.
Following their marriage the couple moved to Rochester, and they were later divorced. He attended the University of Minnesota Waseca for two years. He was employed as a sand-blaster at the Koch Refinery in Rosemount, and in the state of Washington for a number of years.
After returning to Minnesota he was employed at Bob the Bug Man exterminating services in Rochester and lived in Stewartville. He was a past member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rochester.
Dan's joy was working outdoors, and he and his son spent a lot of time hiking and enjoying nature. They were in the process of starting a small farm operation in rural Byron. He enjoyed photography and reading, doing handywork for his parents, and time spent with family, especially on his son's acreage in rural Byron.
Survivors include his son, Philip (Juanita) and grandson, Ashton, of rural Byron; his parents, Lyle and Marion Bateman of Stewartville; and special friend, Amanda Ward of Kenosha. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday morning.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home of Stewartville.