Donald Bateman Obituary (1935 – 2020)

Donald Joel Bateman, 85, a resident of Monroe since 1979, handed away on November 19, 2020, at Promedica Monroe Hospital of the COVID-19 virus.
Don was born on Might 2, 1935, in Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma to Alvin Bateman and Bertha (Hopewell) Bateman. He graduated from the Oklahoma Navy Academy in Claremore, Oklahoma and he was a graduate of Oklahoma State College with a Bachelor’s Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
On September 1, 1956, he and his spouse, Marilyn Herbord have been married in Safety, Kansas. They shared their life collectively for the final 64 years, elevating three youngsters, 5 grandchildren and 4 nice grandchildren.
After a profession with a number of completely different Fuel Utility corporations all through america and 9 years with the Michigan Public Service Fee, Don opened his personal very profitable enterprise, Donald J. Bateman and Associates, specializing in Utility Regulatory Consulting. He operated this enterprise till his retirement in 1997.
Don and Marilyn spent a few years of their second residence Destin, Florida. They loved superb years and recollections, with many associates on the Monroe Golf and Nation Membership and on the Sandestin Golf Resort.
Don was a member of the Monroe Christian Church, Marketing campaign Supervisor of the United Means of Monroe County within the 1980s and he was on the board of administrators for ARC of Monroe County.
Don is survived by his spouse, Marliyn; his three youngsters: Joelee Ann Bateman, Jayna Linn (Tim) Goins, and Donald Joel Bateman II; his 5 grandchildren: Joshua Lee (Rebecca) Goins, Nathan Raymond (Leah) Goins, Jacob Joel (Kelly) Goins, Austin Joel Bateman, and Casey Marie Bateman; 4 nice grandchildren: Natalie, Halle, Leanne and Cooper. He’s additionally survived by his sister, Eva McKinley of Oklahoma Metropolis and lots of nieces and nephews. Along with his dad and mom, Don was preceded in demise by his brother Alvin Bateman.
No companies are presently deliberate, because of the COVID-19 virus restrictions. Bacarella Funeral Dwelling, 1201 S. Telegraph Highway, Monroe, MI is aiding Don’s household with funeral preparations.
Memorial contributions are recommended to The Salvation Military or Oaks of Righteousness.
On-line condolences and particular recollections could also be shared with the household by visiting the obituary web page at

Printed in Monroe Information on Nov. 22, 2020.