March 6, 1923 — March 16, 2019
Helen M. Bateman, 96, of Cresco, Iowa, died March 16, 2019, at Accura
HealthCare in Cresco.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church on
Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dennis Cain
officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held
Friday, March 22, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in
Cresco, and will continue at the church for one hour prior to the
service on Saturday.
Helen Marguerite Lienhard was born March 6, 1923, in Davenport, Iowa, to
Walter and Ida (Schorr) Lienhard. Helen married Walter Bateman in
Hattiesberg, Miss., on March 27, 1945. To this union seven children were
born; John, Paul, Ruth, David, Thomas, Kathryn, and Steven.
Helen served as the Howard County treasurer for 18.5 years. She enjoyed
bowling, volunteering, scrapbooking, writing letters, photography,
flowers, and researching family history. Helen was a member of the Altar
and Rosary Society, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Hospital Auxiliary, and the
Helen is survived by her children; John Bateman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
David (Suzanne) Bateman of West Bend; Thomas (Mary) Bateman of Waterloo,
Iowa; Kathryn Bateman of Cresco, and Steven (Cheryl) Bateman of Cedar
Rapids;, daughter-in-law Barbara Bateman of Newport, Wash., son-in-law
Bill Bruner of Rochester, Minn., 15 grandchildren, 24
great-grandchildren; siblings Madonna Davis of Bloomington, Minn.,
Donald (Arlene) Lienhard of Waterloo; Neil (Sarah) Lienhard of
California, and Loren Lienhard of Cresco; sisters-in-law Grace Lienhard
of Johnston, Iowa, and Carol Lienhard of Cresco.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter, in 1996; son
Paul Bateman; daughter Ruth Bruner; brothers Robert “Bob” Lienhard,
Travis Lienhard, and Gary Lienhard, grandson Michael Bateman,
brother-in-law James Davis, and sister-in-law Dolly Lienhard.
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