Eugene Lee Bateman
- February 21, 1933 - January 29, 2008
- Grinnell, Iowa
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Eugene Lee Bateman, 74, of Grinnell died January 29, 2008, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lyme Disease Association of Iowa.
The son of Francis Donald and Constance Katherine Miller Bateman, he was born February 21, 1933, in Natches, Mississippi. He was raised in the Sioux City area and attended school there. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he furtherd his education while serving in military intelligence as an interrogater and interpreter. He served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and was also stationed for several years in Germany and Japan. He retired from the army in 1974, after 24 years of serving his country. He later was employed with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a computer expert. He retired from there in 1995.
On August 7, 1996, he was married to Nadine Carver in Benson, Arizona and the couple later moved to Grinnell in 1998. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell.
Eugene was a selfless man who loved life to the fullest and especially loved his wife and family. He enjoyed music and singing in the choir, and held a keen interest in politics, history and religion. He was fun to be around, very witty, and enjoyed laughter.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine of Grinnell; three children, Donald Bateman of Tampa, Florida, Jeffrey Bateman of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jean Beck of Glendale, Arizona; three step-children, John Robinson, Mary Lamb, and Lisa Dowd, all of Grinnell; three brothers, Michael Bateman of LeClaire, Dennis Bateman of Clearwater, Florida, and Orville Myers of St. Joseph, Missouri; two sisters, Maureen Lemek of Davenport and Lynne Delve of LeClaire; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one step-daughter, Grace Anderson; and one sister, Constance Orr.