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Robert Batz

Robert Andrew Batz

Friday, July 13th, 1934 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Robert Andrew Batz

86, of Kenockee Township, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, after many recent months of health struggles.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 13, 1934, son of the late Henry and Catherine (Galba) Batz.

Bob was a lifelong baker and operated Roberto's bakery in Taylor and most recently in Port Huron, which was sold in the year of 2000. He loved living in the country where he enjoyed gardening, hunting, being outside, raising chickens and turkeys, and making pizza in his outside pizza oven. He was a phenomenal cook and everyone enjoyed the food he prepared. Most importantly, he loved the time spent with his family.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife Gisa of 51 years are his five children, Robert (Cindy) Batz of Port Sanilac, Phillip (Lisa) Batz of Ohio, Catherine Batz of Clinton Township, Andreas Batz of Kimball Township, and Joe (Shannon) Batz of Port Huron; 10 grandchildren, Christopher (Carrie), Jennifer (Josh), Chloe, Gavin, Ethan, Brooklynn, Justin (Jenna), Brianna, Ryan, and Taylor; and five great-grandchildren, Emma, Logan, Nolan, Mia, and Hallie.

Robert was preceded in death by his siblings, Phillip, Pasquale, Mary, Jerome, and Joseph.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home-Hancock Street. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Max Amstutz will officiate. Graveside services and interment will follow at Springhill Cemetery in Fargo.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

For information and guestbook, www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    Address
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    Address
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    Address
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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    Officiant
    Reverend Max Amstutz
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 12:15pm
    When
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 12:15pm
    Location
    Springhill Cemetery
    Address
    5998 Fargo Road
    Fargo, Michigan 48060
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Matt Eisen

Posted at 07:29am
Gisa and family - I’m so sorry to hear about Bob. You both have been wonderful neighbors in the 4 years we lived across the street and it was my pleasure to be able to meet And what with Bob a couple of times. Sending prayers of comfort to all of you during this difficult time.
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Chloe Bigwood

Posted at 12:38pm
Dad we love you and know you can be at peace up in heaven. God bless with love, Cathy and Chloe.

A donation to St. Jude will be given in your honor.
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Nathan and Brianne Wipp

Posted at 11:06am
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Matt & Krysti Hennessey

Posted at 09:35am
Our deepest condolences to the Batz family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Posted at 08:54am
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