|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1901|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1990|
My maternal grandmother
She was a very quiet and loving grandma. She may not have said a lot but you always knew where you stood with her. With such an outgoing husband, she was always the voice of reason. I remember Grandpa letting out the world's biggest belch in public and Grandma stood up and said very loudly, "WALT!!!! Remember the children!!!!" That's all she had to say. Grandpa was the fun-loving, outgoing type while Grandma was quiet, not really having to say a word. She just gave you that LOOK...I think my mom must have inherited that very same look because I saw it quite often throughout the years...
Dora Werner married Walter Batzka in Wanatah, Indiana, on June 8, 1932. They had two children.
25th Anniversary is Celebrated by Wanatah Couple ~ published in The Vidette Messenger, June 13, 1957
WANATAH, IND. -- Mr. and Mrs. Walter Batzka were surprised Sunday afternoon when they arrived home from a picnic at Michigan City and found relatives gathered to help them celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.
A silver decorated money tree, a bouquet of American Beauty roses and a tiered wedding cake appropriately decorated the table, where a potluck supper was served to the following guests: Mrs. Fred Werner, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Werner and family, Wanatah; Miss Edris Anderson, Valparaiso; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Werner and daughter, LaCrosse; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Batzka and sons, Monticello; Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Batzka and nephew Ronald Meyers, San Pierre; Mr. and Mrs. Bernell Douglas and son, Miss Dora Batzka, San Pierre. Also present were the honored couples son, Kenneth and daughter, Joan.
Another surprise came when the Batzkas received a phone call from Mr. Batzka's sister, Mrs. Lillian Hamay of Phoenix, Arizona, extending greetings.
In the evening moving pictures were shown by their son, Kenneth and games of croquet and cards were enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Batzka, Andrew and Caroline of Valparaiso, entertained with a picnic supper, Sunday for the 80th birthday of Mrs. Dora Batzka. Guests were Stephen Batzka of North Manchester, Art Batzka of Monticello, Fred Batzka of North Judson, Mrs. Ruth Douglas of LaCrosse, Mr. and Mrs. Art Werner of Wanatah, Mrs. Edna Morrison of Wanatah, Mr. and Mr. John Werner of Bloomington, Miss Betty Werner of Valparaiso and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bogan, Sherri and Scott of Valparaiso.
WANATAH - The funeral for Mrs. Dora (Werner) Batzka, 88, of Wanatah, who died Thursday, Feb., 22, 1990, at 7:15 p.m. at Canterbury Place Nursing Home, Valparaiso, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Salem United Church of Christ, with Rev. Marvin Schrolucke officiating.
Friends may call at the Wiesjahn Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m., and Monday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
She was born June 6, 1901, in Morgan Township, to Fred and Julia (Werner) Werner. Mrs. Batzka was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and Ladies Aid Society.
On June 8, 1932, in Wanatah, she married Walter Batzka, who died in 1978.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth, of Valparaiso; one daughter, Joan (Batzka) Bogan, of Valparaiso; five grandchildren and one sister, Edna (Werner) Morrison, of Wanatah.
Obituary published in The Vidette-Messenger on February 24, 1990.
Frederick L. Werner (1871 - 1956)
Julia C. Werner Werner (1877 - 1968)
Walter M. Batzka (1901 - 1978)
Kenneth Edward Batzka (1935 - 2014)*
Joan D. Batzka Bogan (1942 - 2003)*
Dora E. Werner Batzka (1901 - 1990)
Louis W. Werner (1903 - 1963)*
Edna E. Werner Morrison (1905 - 2001)*
Note: My grandparents were married June 8, 1932.
Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery
Maintained by: Sherri C. Bogan Nibbe
Originally Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
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