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BATES, Paul Eugene 'Doc' 1929 - 2022


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 6/5/2022 at 13:14:40

"Southeast Iowa Union / Fairfield Ledger"
Friday, May 27, 202
Page 6, Column 1


Paul "Doc" Eugene BATES, 93, of Fairfield, passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Jefferson County Health Center. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Behner Funeral Home with Pastors Danny Cary and Dianne Beghtol officiating. Burial will follow the service in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Those attending the service are required to wear a mask, due to family health issues. Masks will be provided at the door.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Noah's Ark or EveryStep Hospice. Cards may be mailed to Patricia BATES, 211C Southgate Circle, Fairfield, IA 52556.

Paul was born March 4, 1929, in Jefferson County to Clifford and Eva "Bernice" (KANE) BATES. He married Patricia "Pat" Evelyn COURTNEY on Nov. 27, 1949. They were blessed with 72 years of marriage.

Paul lived in Jefferson County all his life. He farmed and was a salesman for Yoder Feed. After retirement, he continued staying busy by doing snow removal and mowing yards, which he did until he was 89. Paul was a member of the First Christian Church, Odd Fellows and coffee club. He enjoyed restoring tractors and playing Bones or also known as rhythm bones. Paul and Pat were avid dancers and wintered in Texas 22 years.

Paul will be missed by his wife, Patricia BATES of Fairfield; two daughters, Brenda (Darrel) BISGARD and Paula (Mike) ADAM, both of Fairfield; nine grandchildren, Renee (Mike) TELFER, Troy (Angie) BISGARD, Nathan ROLAND, Jeremy (Kelsie) ROLAND, Charissa (Cory) HICKENBOTTOM, Brian (Tracy) ADAM, Aaron (Shelby) ADAM, Angie (Brock) HAINES and Briale KESSEL (Honorary grandchild); and 14 great-grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Bernice; brother, Merle BATES; and sister, Edith BAKER.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.behnerfh.com.

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