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Alex L Batzkall
(July 14, 1927 - July 27, 2013)

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Alex L Batzkall

U.S. Veteran

Alex L. Batzkall 86, passed away peacefully Saturday at Bickford Assisted Living Center, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago, IL on July 14, 1927 the son of Louis and Sylvia Batzkall. He married Helen Meredik on August 26, 1950 at St. Fidelis Church in Chicago. He was a WWII Army veteran, and past president of Strowger’s Men’s Club at GTE in Northlake. He enjoyed the horse races and considered himself an amateur handicapper, and a lifelong Cubs fan. Alex enjoyed all the activities and outings offered at the Bickford, where he was in charge of mail delivery and taking care of the birds. He loved gardening and spending time with his family and friends and will deeply be missed by those all that knew him.

Alex was the loving father of Nancy (William) Roeder of Sheboygan, WI and Cathy (Robert) Henleben of Lakewood. Cherished Papa of Jessica (Terry) Hill, Doug and Laura Henleben, Loving great grandfather of Courtney, Natalie, Tony and Austin. Fond brother of Rich, Bob, Rosemary Zienta and Delores Mack. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen in 2004 and his brothers Henry, Edward, Victor and Chester Batzkiel

Visitation at Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home 7715 W. Route 14 Crystal Lake Tuesday 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 AM to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for 10:00 AM Mass.

Alex’s family would like to send a special thank you to his extended family at Bickford Assisted Living Center in Crystal Lake for the exceptional care given to him for the past 5 years and the kindness extended to his family these difficult last weeks. Very special Thank You to his wonderful doctor Roseann Brady and her great staff.


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