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Harry Jacob Batzler

Harry Jacob Batzler Harry Jacob Batzler


Harry Jacob Batzler, 96, of Ashford went to his heavenly home on Saturday, November 19, 2022. He was born on March 22, 1926, in St. Kilian, the eldest son of Oscar and Loretta Batzler (nee Kohl). He attended Hillside School and worked on the family farm during his youth. He met the love of his life, Olive Marie Mueller, who lived just a mile away from his boyhood home. They were married on June 7, 1947, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport. Harry and Olive were married for 71 years. Olive passed away in October 2018. Harry lived most of his life in Ashford, where he and Olive raised five children. He was a life-long member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church. Harry started Batzler Trucking in 1949. He hauled milk to local cheese factories and he owned and operated a small sand and gravel business. Harry enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. His favorite past times were smoking his pipe, mowing the lawn, watching the Packers and All-Star Wrestling, and eating breakfast at Diner 67. He took pride in his children and grandchildren and the continued legacy of the business he created – Batzler Trucking.

Survivors include his children, Madonna (Gregory) Drake, Theresa (Bob) Dunkleberger, Jake (Kathy) Batzler, Claire (Dennis) Beck, and Tony (Jolene) Batzler; grandchildren, Sarah (Hector) Drake Ricart, Saul (Katy) Sopoci Drake, Monica (Joe) Drake Pierce, Teresa Drake, Heidi (Andy) DeNure, Heather (Al) Helsell, Kristy (Mike) Piotrowski, Ryan (Jenni) Dunkleberger, Harrison Batzler, Halley Batzler, Hillary (Scott) Ketter, Jacob Beck, Emily (Nick) Whitty, Jordan (Paige) Beck, Miranda (Steve) Neuy, Melanie (Jeremy) Wagner, Jill (Colton) Renderman, and Jared Batzler; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Manuel (Dorothy) Batzler and Mary Ann (George) Weninger; in-laws, Leo Mueller, Harold (Kathryn) Mueller, Rose Guell, Bea Mueller, Pat Mueller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. Everyone knew Harry.

Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Olive; parents; grandchildren, Chelsey Drake, Hannah Batzler, and Dennis Beck, Jr.; grandson-in-law, Dean Kenowski; brother, Hilary (Joy) (Darlene) Batzler; in-laws, Donna Batzler, Elizabeth and Edward Theusch, Joseph (Arlene) Mueller, Jr., Rita and John Spoerl, Gordon Guell, Lloyd Mueller.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 2 p.m. at St. Martin’s Chapel, Ashford (N1271 Minnie Lane, Campbellsport). Rev. Mark Jones officiated and burial followed in St. Mar – tin’s Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 11 a.m. until time of Mass at St. Martin’s Chapel, Ashford.

The family of Harry Batzler would like to thank the staff at St. Francis Home for their enduring love and heartfelt care of our dad these past months.

Memorials are appreciated to St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Ashford. Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with guestbook and condolences at www.