WADENA -- Catherine VanBatavia, 96, Wadena, formerly of Hewitt, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.
She was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Hull, Iowa, to Herman and Johanna (DeValois) DeVries. She married Peter VanBatavia on Feb. 24, 1928, in Hull. He died Nov. 2, 1990. She was a seamstress. She was a foster parent for many years.
Survivors include four sons, Bob, Verndale, Conrad, Verndale, Jim, Brooten, and Stephen, Hewitt; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Her husband; a daughter, Joanne Cram; and four grandchildren died earlier.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Verndale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Burial will be in Hewitt Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until services Saturday at the church.
Arrangements are with Bielema Family Funeral Home.
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