David Battcher, age 76, of Arlington formerly of Gaylord passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home in Arlington.
Funeral Service will be Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington with interment in Gasow Cemetery, Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington and will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday.
David John Battcher was born on September 21, 1941, in Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of Elmer and Elvira (Luebke) Battcher. David was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 3, 1955, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He received his education in Gaylord and was a graduate of the Gaylord High School Class of 1959.
On December 6, 1969, David was united in marriage to Birdine Bellack at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord. The couple farmed in Dryden Township. He was a fourth generation farmer in Sibley County and lived a ½ mile from where he was born until four years ago. David and Birdine were blessed with three children. They shared 48 years of marriage.
David was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington and served on the cemetery board. He was also a member of the Minnesota Milk Producers, Board Member for Bongards and American Dairy Association, Sibley County Fair Board, 4-H, FFA, DHIA and Extension.
David enjoyed farming and his Farmall tractors, traveling, square dancing and collecting antiques and Allis lawn tractors. He liked telling Ole and Lena jokes. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
David passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home in Arlington at the age of 76 years. Blessed be his memory.
David is survived by is:
Wife, Birdine Battcher of Arlington, MN;
Children, Brenda Berens and her husband, Tad of Sioux Falls, SD,
Blake Battcher and his wife, Nancy of Gaylord, MN, and
Terry Battcher and his wife, Jennifer of Fresno, CA;
Grandchildren, Heather Hacker and her husband, Nick, Tiffany Heagy, Ashley Becker and special friend, Andy Hill, Alex Battcher, Nolan Battcher, Elisabeth Battcher, Dalton Battcher, Allie Battcher, Kendra Battcher, John Battcher, Jaxson Battcher;
Great-Grandchildren, Haidyn Weber, Addyson Marozik, Jordan Neidecker, Teagan Neidecker, Hudson Hacker;
Sisters, Jeanette Bening and her husband, Eugene of Hutchinson, MN, and Cheryl Moore of Urbandale, IA;
Brother, Daniel Battcher and his wife, Susan of Eden Prairie, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Beth Witte of Seneca, SD, Berniece Mohr and her husband, Werner of Hosmer, SD, Barbara Nemick and her husband, Joe of Lander, WY;
Brothers-In-Law, Wayne Rousseau and his wife, Sally of New Braunfels, TX; Doug Malchow of St. Louis Park, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
David was preceded in death by his Parents, Elmer and Elvira Battcher; Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law, Edwin and Grace Bellack; Brother, LeRoy Battcher; Sister, Virginia Rousseau; Sister-In-Law, Joyce Malchow; Brothers-In-Law, Bob Witte and Ron Moore; Nephew, Bryan Bening; and Niece, DeAnn Witte.