Batke, stepfather of Fresno County Supervisor Joseph A. Reich, had lived in Fresno for 56 years. He was born in Russia. He was a painter for 30 years for Jayne and Co. Auto Repair Co., retiring in 1954.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise Reich Batke; three stepsons, Joseph of Fresno, Dale of Norco and Elmer of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Metzler of Fresno; five step-daughters, Mrs. Madeline Anderson, Mrs. Eveline Castelman, Mrs. Florence Likle, Mrs. Virginia Jameson and Mrs. Mary L. Lang, all of Fresno; one brother, Fred Batke of Fresno, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Interment in Fresno Memorial Gardens will follow services with Yost and Webb Funeral Home in charge. The family requests any remembrances be in the form of donations to the church building fund.
The Fresno Bee, Monday, March 16, 1970.