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John Bates

John Bates

John Bates was called by his Savior Jesus to his eternal home November 11, 2022. He was a loving and devoted father to his children, his grandchildren, his great grand children and a wonderful husband to his wife Michele (Mickey).

John had a zest for life and a great sense of humor. He had many friends and relatives whose lives were enriched and blessed with his many stories he loved to share while visiting with anyone who would listen.

John was born Jan. 12, 1939 to Neal and Alva (Jensen) Bates. He was precceded in death by his twin sister Janet, his parents, and first wife Connie (Jim Schullo). 

He is survived by his son John Bates Jr, his Daughter Julie (Bob Khosa), grandchildren Jonathon Khosa, Monica Khosa, Mareah Khosa, Angelina Khosa, Daniel Bates(Liz), two great grandchildren Emma and Charlie Bates, and his wife Michele Bates.

Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church in Rice Lake WI.

Visitation will be on December 2 at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m., luncheon to follow at 12 p.m.

** My knowledge of that life is small,**

My faith is very dim,

But tis enough that Christ knows all

And I shall be with Him!

18th century unknown autho~

(interment and a celebration of life to be held in the near future).

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