Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
WOOSTER - Robert Lee Batke, 83 of Wooster, OH passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 surrounded by his family at Wooster Community Hospital.
Bob was born March 18, 1934 in Cleveland, OH the son of Robert F. Batke and Evelyn A. Reichwein Noss, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Donna M. (Morgan) Batke whom he married in May of 1981.
Bob was a journeyman electrician and a member of IBEW Local 38 of Cleveland for 60 years. He worked for Hatfield Electric of Cleveland for 35 years and retired as a Senior Project Manager from Lake Erie Electric of Westlake after 15 years. He also served in the United States Army Reserves training at Fort Knox Kentucky as a sharpshooter and was returned to the National Guard of Ohio after six months active duty with the Army.
Bob was a member of Harding Concordia Lodge #345 of the Valley of Cleveland, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and past chief of the Hunters Lodge. Bob was an avid golfer with Local 38 Wireman's Golf Association and participated in many golf tournaments. Bob also enjoyed trap shooting and was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooters Association of America, winning many senior trap shooting competitions. He also was a woodturner and a member of North Coast Woodturners and Buckeye
In addition to his wife, Donna, he is survived by his children, Robert L. (Mary) Batke of Anchorage, Alaska, Dale A. (Marcy) Batke of Medina, OH, Karen L. (Ronald) Saleker of Medina, OH and Sarah E. Batke of Lakewood, OH and his former wife, Joann C. Batke of Medina, OH. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; Dale A. Batke, Jr., Karen V. Lewis, Michelle L. Joyner, Ryan A. Saleker, Jenna L. Saleker and Miles L. Ehrbar; brother’s Raymond A. (Patricia) Batke of Medina, OH and William H. (Betty) Noss of Medina, OH and a sister Sandra L. (Batke) Babic of Westlake, OH and nine nephews and two nieces.
Please join us in a celebration of Bob's life to be held Friday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm at Mcintire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home.
Mcintire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 East Larwill Street, Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bob's honor to Shriner's Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/donate.
Shriner's Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/donate.
No calling hours
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.