In memory of

Wayne Arlo Batz

August 12, 1936 - April 19, 2017
From: Sac City, IA
Wayne Arlo Batz

Wayne Arlo Batz

Born: August 12, 1936
Died: April 19, 2017
Age: 80
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     Wayne Arlo Batz, age 80, of Sac City, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Arlo was born on August 12, 1936, in Lake City, IA, to Merle and Marjorie (Archer) Batz.

     Arlo was baptized and confirmed in the First Presbyterian Church in Lytton, IA, and later became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sac City.  He went to school in Lytton and graduated from Lytton High School. Arlo served in the National Guard from 1956-1958. On March 22, 1958, Arlo married Verna Mae Morton at the United Methodist Church in Sac City. This union was blessed with four children: Robin, Randal, Renita, and Rayett.

     Arlo farmed and drove truck all of his life. He loved flying airplanes, being outdoors, farming, and doing mechanic work. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to polka and country western, watching western movies and baseball games, and reading the newspaper. Arlo will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

     He is survived by his wife, Verna Mae; children: Robin Kruckenberg (Alex Logelin) of Sac City, IA, Randal (Christine) Batz of Sac City, IA, Renita Batz (Mark Hansen) of Lake City, IA, and Rayett Batz (Jerry Gregg) of Lake City, IA; grandchildren: Jeremiah (Trisha), Michael, and Joshua Kruckenberg, Brock, Ethan, Alison, Jacquelyn, and Sarah Batz, Drew Vande Stouwe, Ariana and MacKinsey Batz, Mariah (Lance) Martens, and Keaton and Prezley Gregg; great-grandchildren: Trey and Shalea Kruckenberg, Maddisen and Nathanial Kruckenberg, and Skyler and Aries Kruckenberg; brother Eugene (Izetta) Batz; aunt Maryann (Leo) Johnson of Ft. Worth, TX; nephew Doug (Robin) Batz, niece Rebecca (Chris) Wedman, brother-in-law Richard (Sonja) Morton, nephew Brett (Stacy) Morton, niece Sharla Morton, and many extended family members and friends.

     Arlo is preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Marjorie Batz, and nephew Steve Batz.


Memorial Service
11:00 a.m. Saturday
April 29, 2017
First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall
Sac City, IA
Reverend Randy Russom
1 hour prior to the service


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:28 AM
“Verna and family, we just heard about Arlo. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you,
Deb (Meyer) Palen
Laurie (Meyer) Hansen”
- Deb Palen
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:32 PM
“Randy we are sorry to hear of your Dadís passing, we enjoyed all the good times we had with him, our sympathy goes out to you and your family. We are keeping you in our prayer.”
- Leonard and Diane Simpson
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“Verna and family,
Sending my deepest sympathies to all of you at this sad time. Keeping you all lifted up in prayer! May God wrap you in his loving arms.”
- Lorri Mandernach Thomsen
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“verna & family, so sorry for your loss. prayers for you & the family. mary lou”
- mary lou (hallengren) carpenter
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“Dearest Batz Family! What a wonderful obituary and tribute to Arlo! Sending you my sincere sympathy, friendship and love as you journey through this difficult time in your lives! You are in my thoughts!”
- LuJean Welander
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“Randy and family, we are so sorry to learn of your father's death. We send our heartfelt condolences for all of you. We shall keep you in our prayers.”
- Larry and Judy Whittle
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“Verna & Family;
My Prayers are with you at this time of Sorrow. Connie Smith
- Connie Smith
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“Thoughts & Prayers from all of us in Florida. 🙏🙏”
- Diane Zimmerman Stehr
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“So sorry for your loss! God bless!”
- Kim Hart
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:09 AM
“Verna and family, we send our condolences and sympathy. We have such good memories with your family, and especially with our girls showing their horses, and the horse shows. ”
- Lamont & Darlene Swanson
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