Helen Bateman
March 6, 1923 — March 16, 2019

Helen Bateman 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 Genealogy Society.

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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