James Robert ‘Jim’ Battey, 56

Published 7:52 am Thursday, July 6, 2017

James Robert ‘Jim’ Battey, 56

James Robert “Jim” Battey, 56, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on July 3, 2017.

Jim was born on Oct. 15, 1960, in Rochester, to Robert and Eunice Battey. Jim grew up in Chatfield, Minnesota, with his three sisters and graduated from Chosen Valley High School in 1979.

On Dec. 31, 1986, Jim married Mary Jo Schneider of Adams, Minnesota. They were married for 30 years.

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Jim worked as a commercial truck driver for Waste Management for several dedicated years of service. Jim had a passion for NASCAR, golf, baseball, making wine, warm weather, and above all, his family.

Jim is survived by his spouse, Mary Jo; two daughters, Amy (Josh) Seifert, and Hilary (fiancé Jack Carr) Battey of Rochester; one grandson, Mason James Seifert; siblings, Sharon (Matt) Manahan of Chatfield, Joan (Robert) Stroebel of Billings, Montana, and Anne (Randy) Schultz of Mabel, Minnesota; and many loving family members and friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother; father; father-in-law, Robert Schneider; and nephew, Timothy Dahley.

The memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, at Pax Christi Catholic Church with Father Will Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Adams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Brains Together for a Cure. The family of Jim Battey wishes to thank all friends, family and Season’s Hospice for their unconditional support during Jim’s fight against cancer. Team Jimbo will live on forever.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.