Beverly Batura passed away peacefully on the morning of April 14th at the age of 92, after a long and loving life.
Beverly was born December 8, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI. She was the daughter of Harry and Helen Fischer. She graduated from Fond du Lac High School class of 1948. Beverly worked for the Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company after high school in addition to a variety of travel adventures with friends in her years prior to marriage. After she raised her four children, she worked for the switchboard at St. Agnes Hospital before retiring in 1992.
She married her true love, Anthony Batura, on August 6, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac, WI. They built a home together on Bragg Street where she lived happily until 2019. Beverly is survived by her four children, Kathy (Lyle) Huth, Fond du Lac, WI, Sandy (Brian) Ayers, Gunnison, CO, Dave (Sue) Batura, Fond du Lac, WI, and Julie (Tim) Stuebs, Fond du Lac, WI. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, soon to be nine.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Batura, her parents, Harry and Helen Fischer, and her brothers, Donald and Wayne Fischer.
Beverly was a charter member of Sacred Heart Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Women’s Auxiliary, and the Eucharistic Adoration since its inception. Beverly was a one-of-a-kind soul that will not soon be forgotten. She will continue to be with us in our hearts every day. She was the glue that held everyone together and we are forever grateful for those bonds. We will miss many things about Beverly including her love of food (trips and events revolved around it), her sassy, witty sense of humor, her busy-body curiosities, and her ever spunky personality. She always had a smile on her face, a warm hug’s embrace, a carefree disposition, and a silliness to her charm to welcome you with open arms. She never missed an opportunity for a birthday serenade. Her laugh was contagious, especially when her grandchildren would say their good-byes with a full moon on their way out.
She thrived on new updates going on in everyone’s lives, including the inappropriate gossip and love life stories. She was the best person to lend an ear when you needed someone to listen and could keep a secret like the best of them. Her love for Hallmark movies and old fashions was unwavering but didn’t hold a candle to her love for her family. You may be gone, but never forgotten.
The family would like to thank St. Francis care givers for their love and care in the final years.
Services: Beverly’s relatives and friends are invited to St. Francis Home Chapel on Friday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. for a time of visitation followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. Beverly will be laid to rest in Ledgeview Shrine of Rest Mausoleum.
Donations to her memory can be made to Carol Hyland Caring For You Fund or the Fond du Lac Food Pantry in honor of Beverly Batura.