Arthur Robert Batterman

Arthur Robert Batterman, 86, died at his home in Armour, S.D. on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007.

He was born Dec. 25, 1921 to Joe and Lydia (Drefs) Batterman n Douglas County, S.D. where he attended country school.

He married Alvera Lau on Feb. 17, 1941 in Nebraska. They farmed in Douglas County until 1960 when they moved to West Bend where they worked for the West Bend Co. for 25 years.

The couple retired in 1985 and moved to Armour.

Art enjoyed gardening, traveling, taking care of his dogs, cats and ducks and had a great sense of humor.

He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Armour.

He was our Christmas gift, being born on Christmas Day.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Batterman and wife, Lois of Delmont, S.D.; seven grandchildren, Tammy Reece and husband, Marty, Tonia Aranza and husband, Ray, Terri Batterman, David Batterman, Douglas Batterman, Darci Hartlerode and husband, Jeff, and Dale Batterman; special niece, Lexine Goehring and husband, Terry, and Tera and Tyson of Delmont; a sister, Amanda Ruff of Armour; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Wayne; four brothers, Harm, William, Leonard and Elmer; and three sisters, Annie Jurczewsky, Elsie Lau and Emma Olawsky.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Armour, with Rev. Nabil Nour officiating.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Armour.

Visitation at the church will be Friday from 2 to 7:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

Koehn Bros. Funeral Home, Armour, is assisting the family.