June 30, 1934 – Sunday, August 5, 2007
St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Wav
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Donald T. Babatz, age 73, of Montrose died Sunday, August 5, 2007 at Ridgeview Medical Center from complications due to Parkinson™s.
He was born on June 30, 1934 in Montrose the son of William M. & Mary J. Pollock Babatz Sr.
Don graduated from Buffalo High School in 1952 and he later honorably served his Country in The United States Army.
On June 6, 1964, Donald T. Babatz and Kathleen M. Nelson were joined in holy marriage at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with four children.
As a young man he was employed at Lundsten Lumber Yard in Delano & Maple Plain and also at Jerry Dubbin™s Service Station in Montrose.
Don was formerly employed for more than thirty years at Washington Scientific, Incorporated in Long Lake and belonged to Teamster Union Local # 970.
Don was a faithful, lifelong member of The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. He also served twenty four years on The Montrose Fire Department. Don was the Fire Department™s longtime Secretary and a past Montrose Fire Chief.
He enjoyed fishing, mowing lawn, antique tractors, polka music, gardening, going out eat with his family and for a Sunday drive.
Don loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren!
Survived by his loving wife: Kathleen M. Babatz; children: Barb (Jeff) Krause of Montrose, Sue (Greg) Dearing of Buffalo & Alan (Jennifer) Babatz of Montrose; grandchildren: Allison & Miranda Krause, Emily Dearing, Ryan Babatz and Ellie Dearing; his mother: Mary J. Babatz of Buffalo; brothers & sisters: James Babatz of Excelsior, Deloris (Charles) Klopp of Buffalo & William J. (Marlette) Babatz Jr. of Montrose; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: Mary Ann (Jeff) Gaskell of Florida, Joyce Nelson of Wisconsin & Rick (Pat) Nelson of Colorado; his god mother: Mary Motzko of Watertown; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by a son: Mark Babatz, father: William M. Bill Babatz Sr., a sister-in-law: Patricia Babatz, mother-in-law & father-in-law: Eleanor & Clifton Cliff Nelson, sister-in-law & brother-in-law: Betty & Mike Smith and by his god father: Tom Salonek.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald Babatz will be held on Thursday, August 9th at 10:30 A.M. at Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Timothy Cloutier will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary™s Cemetery.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 8th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M.
Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, August 9th at the Church beginning at 9:30 A.M.
Casket Bearers will be Jeff Krause, Greg Dearing, Chuck Klopp, Tim Babatz, Greg Babatz and Gary Scheuble.