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Timothy Monroe Batterson, 50, of rural Bloomfield, died at 6:38 a.m. December 10, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born June 6, 1967 in Centerville, IA to Bert M. and Jane Pearson Batterson. He married Deborah Kay Howk on December 6, 1986.
A 1985 graduate of Centerville High School, Tim served 9 years with the U.S. Air Force as an imagery interpreter and computer programmer, having served in Panama and in Desert Storm He earned an Associate's Degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a B.A. in Business from Peru State College.
He had worked as a computer programmer and had worked for Principal Financial Group for the past 19 years.
Tim was a member of Ottumwa Baptist Temple where he had worked with the teens, Nursing Home Program Director and a Sunday school teacher. He was very involved in politics and had served as Chairman of the Davis County Republicans. Tim was a member of the NRA and he enjoyed woodworking, target practice and fishing. He was a Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan and greatly enjoyed spending time with his 10 children.
Surviving are his wife, Debbie; his children, Emily, Katherine, Adam, Benjamin, Noah, Luke, Sarah, Justus, Titus and Hope Batterson all at home; two sisters, Tammi (Ryan) Walker of Reasnor and Cassy (Ray) Lester of Liberty Lake, WA; a step-brother, Bobby Heriford of Marshalltown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Kenny Heriford; uncle, John Pearson; and grandparents, Violet and Eric Pearson and Grace and Arthur Batterson.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Decker officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield, with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the family or for Share the Weight Blankets for autism.
Published on December 11, 2017
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