Raymond H. BatschRaymond H. Batsch, 89, Jamestown, ND died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.
Raymond Herbert Batsch was born April 24, 1924 in Logan County near Gackle, ND, the son of Edward and Bertha (Gumke) Batsch. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Moos Township. At the age of 16 he went to work for Patterson Land Co. of Bismarck, ND. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1944 and served until his discharge in 1946. Ray returned to his family following his discharge and worked at various jobs in the area. Ray married June Wegenast on March 5, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ray Township, ND. They worked as farm laborers until 1952 when they moved to and later owned the Wegenast family homestead south of Jud, ND. Due to ill health they sold the farm and moved east of Jamestown in 1973. Ray worked for Melland Builders, The Dakota Inn, The Eagles Club and Garsten Management, all of Jamestown.