|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1926|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1999|
DODGEVILLE - Josephine "Josie", "Babe" Bates, 73, of Dodgeville, went home to the Lord on December 4, 1999 at 5:26 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mary Ann, attended by her son Joseph and daughter, Mary Ann, Frank and Barbara Bates.
Josephine was born in Dodgeville on March 19, 1926, a daughter of the late Anton "Tony" and Frances (Tomasic) Brozovich.
She attended St. Ignatius School and Houghton High School.
Josephine was employed by the Copper Range Laundry and Portage Township at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
She was a devoted and active member of St. Mary's Parish, now a member of St. Ignatius Loyola; past president of St. Mary's Altar Society; past president of the Parish Council, parish roast beef dinner, Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, choir member, served many parish priests over the years at St. Mary's.
Josephine was a member of the Rangers Post 6165 V.F.W. Auxiliary and Hancock Eagles Auxiliary 382.
On September 6, 1945, she was united in marriage to Marion "Nick" Bates at St. Mary's Church in Atlantic Mine. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1982. Also, a son James Bates and a granddaughter Rebecca "Becky" Bates on June 16, 1982, and her parents.
Surviving are two daughers, Mary Ann Cassady of Houghton, JoAnn (Robert) Kezele of Mohawk; two sons, Frank (Barbara) Bates of Hancock, Joseph Bates of Chicago; seven grandchildren, James, Jerry, Steven, Christopher and Angela Bates of Hancock; Michael Bates of Dodgeville; Edward and Josephine Cassady of Columbus, Ohio; one great grandson, Christian Cassady of Columbus, aunts, nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Martin Raffaelli.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church. Frs. John Martignon and Thomas Poisson will officiate and spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
A Prayer Service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Plowe Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Members of Rangers Post 6165 V.F.W. Auxiliary are requested to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a memorial serivce.
Special thanks to my cousin Mary Ann Cassady for typing and sending her obituary to me.
Anton J Brozovich (1902 - 1976)
Francis M Brozovich (1907 - 1967)
Marion Donald Bates (1922 - 1982)*
James Donald Bates (1950 - 1992)*
Forest Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Jim Bradley
Originally Created by: Gennaphyr
Record added: Feb 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105743960
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