Apr. 1, 1966 Webster City Hamilton County Iowa, USA
Daily Freeman Journal Fri. 1 Apr 1966
J.A. BATEMAN DIES; RITES ON SATURDAY
James A. Bateman, 77, widely known Webster City business- man , died Thursday afternoon at the Hamilton County Hopsital after an illness of about two months.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Greenfield Memorial Chapel with the Rev. George Eddy officiating and with burial in Graceland Cemetery.
James A. Bateman, son of James Samuel and Fannie Bateman was born in Farmer City, Ill. At the age of three, he moved with his parents to a farm north of Webster City. He was educated in the Webster City schools and at Boyles College, Omaha.
He was employed by the Union Pacific railroad in Omaha, Lexington and Gothenburg, Neb., before returning to Webster City in 1911 where he accepted a position with the Sullivan Co., which later became the Zitterell Mills until his retirement in 1959.
He was united in marriage to Jeanette Erickson of Omaha on July 2, 1912, and they always had made their home in Webster City.
He is survived by his wife; one son and two daughters, Jack L. Bateman, Mrs. Lynn (Evelyn) Richardson and Mrs. Howard (Lucile Ann) Breitenkamp, all of Webster City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; Also surviving are five sisters and one brother, Mrs. A.A. Sterling of Algona, Mrs. Frank Hughes, Ft. Collins, Colo., Mrs. Lillian Welch, Mrs. Maude Buckles, Olive Bateman and L. W. Bateman, all of Webster City,
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. J.E. Vulgamott and Mrs. Carl Fielder, and two brothers, John Edward and ore Bateman.
He was a member of Hope Chapter and Blue Lodge of the Masonic order and the order of the Eastern Star. He was a past president of the Webster City County club.