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Eunice Battey


Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Eunice Battey, 86 of Chatfield, died Sunday, February 12, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester where she had been since Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

Eunice Evelyn Korsten was born on June 1, 1925, in Goodhue, MN to Henry and Katherine (Kunde) Korsten. She graduated from Goodhue High School in 1943. She moved to Rochester where she worked at the Mayo Clinic from 1943 until 1948. On September 18, 1948, she married Robert D. Battey in Goodhue, MN. Robert died on April 21, 1985. They lived in Chatfield, Grand Meadow, Stewartville, and in Chatfield from 1961 until 2012. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer of St. Paul Ladies Aid, an avid Minnesota Twins and Viking fan, enjoyed playing cards, bus trips, and most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren, family and friends.

Eunice is survivored by one son, James (Mary-Jo) Battey of Rochester; three daughters, Anne (Randy) Schultz of Mabel; Joan (Bob) Stroebel of Billings, Montana; Sharon (Matt) Manahan of Chatfield; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert; grandson Timothy; brother, Howard; and two sisters, Bernice and Helen.

The funeral for Eunice Battey, was Thursday, February 16, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield with Rev. Preston Paul officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery following the services. Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield handled the services.

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