Leslie A. Batten

September 3, 1945 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 72)

Leslie A. Batten, 72, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018.

Leslie was born September 3, 1945 in Muncie, Indiana, to James R. and Sarah Louise (Holmberg) Batten.

On August 8, 1964 Leslie married Nancy H. Smith who survives.

Leslie is also survived by a daughter, Lori (Michael) Collins of La Porte, Indiana; a son, Jeffrey (Tammy) Batten of La Porte, Indiana; five grandchildren, Megan (Seth) Brunner, Ashlyn (Todd) Anson, Joshua (Felica) Batten, Zachary (Jennifer) Perschke, and Bianca Batten; two great-grandchildren, Audrey and Gracie Anson; a sister, Cynthia (Steve) Besser of Albany, Indiana and a brother, Richard (Susan) Batten of Fishers, Indiana.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Leslie was a computer programmer/analyst with Whirlpool, retiring after working 30 years and then freelanced for 2 years.  He then worked with the Intercomp Group and Fiserv both in South Bend.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, and an avid Notre Dame fan.

Visitation will be 4 -7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Porte.  Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Reverend Jaime Perea will officiate.  Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2852 W. State Road 2, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph, 109 “C” Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

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