Wayne F. Bateman

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Wayne F. Bateman

March 08, 1934 - February 11, 2019

Wayne F. Bateman Wayne F. Bateman
HILLSBORO -- Wayne F. Bateman, 84, of Hillsboro died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at the Tomah V.A. Hospital.
He was born March 8, 1934, in Nodine, Minn., to Leslie and Frieda (Brose) Bateman. Upon graduation from Winona High School, Wayne enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years. Following his time in the service, Wayne attended the University of Minnesota, earning a degree in mortuary science. He worked for the Fick-Hoof Funeral Home and Hillsboro Furniture Store, until his retirement. He then worked at the Hillsboro Library and the Ben Franklin Store in Hillsboro. Wayne was a member of the Hillsboro American Legion, Hillsboro Lions Club and Cesky Den. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Survivors include his sister, Audrey Bateman, of Onalaska; his brother, Bob (Fran) Bateman, of La Crosse; three nephews; and one niece. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; and his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, with the Rev. Conrad Prell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
The Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at www.hooffuneralhome.com.
Published on February 15, 2019
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3 posts

Elizabeth Parish
Feb 18, 2019
I did not know Wayne passed away. We spoke on the phone not too long ago. We kept up on politics & military affairs. Had I known I surely would have come to the services today. My condolences to the family.
Nicole Marr
Feb 18, 2019
I used to work with Wayne at Ben Franklin in Hillsboro. He was always very helpful and nice to work with. He will be missed by many. RIP.
Dick Papenfuss, Santa Fe, NM
Feb 15, 2019
Bob, Fran, and Audrey: My condolences to all of you on the passing of Wayne. May he rest in peace.....