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“You have our deepest sympathies. We pray in your behalf, and we look forward to the day when we will welcome back our loved ones on a Paradise earth....Read More »
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“Mitzie and Family,The thought of Herb makes me smile. I imagine Herb and Gary laughing loud in Heaven.You are all wrapped in a blanket of Love.Sue...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“To the entire Batley family, I send my utmost sympathy your way. We've lost a good man who loved life and one I have fond memories of. His sense of...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Robin Engel - Louisville, KY

“Mitzi & Batley Family- I was sorry to hear about Uncle Herbie's passing as I always felt he was the absolute best! I will always remember the times...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Mitzie and family, so sorry for your loss. Herbie was a great guy. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.Joe & Sue Kosiorek ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Herbert Batley, so sorry for your loss. May God's promise found in John 6:40, of the hope to see our loved ones again, comfort your...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: LF

“Thanks for caring enough to be my alderman. My sympathies to your entire family, especially Diane. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Louise Springer - Eagle River, WI

“Family ,Mitzi and all, We are sorry to hear of Herbies passing and you are in our prayers that Our Lord will give you the streangth and courage to...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lawrence Grunert - Menasha, WI

“I will always remember Herb's winning smile and easy-going personality. He will be greatly missed. My sincerest sympathy goes out to the entire...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Julie Beyer - Oshkosh, WI

“Mitzi and family, So sorry for your loss.Lisa Friebel ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“"The community of St. Mary Catholic High School sends its thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Herb Batley, a member of the class of 1955. May...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for the tremendous loss of Herbie. He treated me with such kindness and truly loved me and his dear Grandson Jack.Your family is in my...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Wendy Zolkowski - Neenah, WI

“Dear Mitzie, Ellen and Family--You have my deepest sympathies. I will always have great memories of Herbie joking around with us when we were...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Lori Zeier (Reimer) - Sheboygan, WI

“Dear Mitzi, Richie, and Families-- Such a true picture and tribute to Herbie--Grinning from ear to ear- Know that I am sorry-- Love, Kay (Morgan)...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Neighbors when we lived on Elm Street. There was many a good tale to tell about the Batley Boys and Baby Kay. May Herb rest in Peace. Condolences...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Thanks for the hug I got every time I came home to visit, Uncle Herbie. I will miss that. Love and thoughts to my family - Jenny. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of Herb's passing. It was always fun running into him and laughing about the earlier days spent at Hank's bar in Menasha. Ohhhh...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: A friend


Herbert Batley age 81 of Menasha, Wi passed away at Theda Clark Hospital peacefully on Friday, March 16. Herbert was born on November 15th, 1936 in Menasha. He was the oldest of 5 siblings. He married Janice Van Asten (Mitzi) on May 6th, 1961 and they would be blessed with 5 children. He attended St. Patrick’s grammar school and graduated from St. Mary’s High in 1955. One of his proudest basketball moments was winning the state championship as a senior. He was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at St. Mary’s high school for this win. He continued his basketball career as a referee for 25 years. He began working at an early age for his father’s grocery store delivering groceries and spent 1 year at St. Norbert’s College. He began his 33 year long career at the George Banta Company in 1966. After retiring he became an officer and member of BRAVO for 15 years. He also volunteered at the St. Joseph’s food pantry for 17 years. He served as an Alderman of the 5th Ward for 8 years. He was passionate about history, his beloved Packers, Friday fish fry, his Irish heritage, the Brewers, basketball, politics, old fashioneds, brownies and more. He loved traveling with Mitzi to Alaska, Hawaii, Chicago, Florida, Germany, San Francisco and many national parks. Herbie is survived by his wife Janice (Mitzi), his daughters/son in laws: Pam and Dave VanderZanden, Diane and Joe DeCoursin, Barbara and Charlie Price, Ellen and Ralf Kaller and his son Jim Batley, brothers: Ray and Sue Batley, Richie and Lori Batley, sister: Kay and Gary Laeyendecker along with 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, lots of nieces/nephews, and cousin Donnie Gosz. He is resting peacefully in heaven with his beloved Mother (Tessie) Father (Howard) and dear brother Gary and nephews Terry and Cameron. He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, integrity and love for his family and many friends. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity. Visitation will be starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 24th at St. Mary’s Church in Menasha with a mass at 11:00. Herbie would be perfectly happy if you would like to wear Packer clothing in his honor.