Robert (Bob) Batzel

Robert (Bob) Batzel, 57, of Michigan City, passed away peacefully at 2:16 a.m., Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Franciscan Health – Michigan City.


He was born January 12, 1964, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Richard Batzel Sr. and Joyce (Craft) Batzel.


Robert worked at Hearthside Foods Solutions as a machine operator for many years. He was formerly active in an adult softball team called Tuck ‘n Roll.  Robert was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.  Robert loved listening to 80’s rock ‘n roll music and spending time with his father bowling.


Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth (Thomas) Grathwohl of Michigan City; two sisters, Dianne Murray and Patricia (David) Kniola both of Michigan City; one brother, Richard Batzel Jr of Fort Wayne; one grandchild, Benjamin Grathwohl; his nieces and nephews, Ricky and Rachel Murray, David Kniola II, and Jennifer Vinson; and four great-nephews.


Preceding in death were his parents.


A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.


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