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Louis Bateson

Louis R. Bateson, 85, of Findlay and formerly of Jerry City, passed away at 10:04 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  He was born on Oct. 7, 1932, in Toledo, to the late Lloyd and Mildred (Kitchen) Bateson. He married Shirley Eidson on May 29, 1965, and she survives.
Louis is also survived by his son, Kent (Karen) Bateson of Matthews, N.C.; his daughter, Kimberly Bateson of Findlay; and his grandchildren, Alex and
Jonah Bateson.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald L. Bateson; and his sisters, Thea Beuthin and Evelyn Tyson.
Louis retired after 30 years from Columbia Gas of Ohio. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran having served our country in the Korean War.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Findlay and enjoyed woodcarving in his spare time after his retirement.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 16, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay.
A funeral service is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mike McClurg officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, Findlay.
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