Batten,  John William  "Jack"

John 'Jack' William Batten was born March 2, 1933 in Santa Rosa, CA. John was 88 years old and lived in Bonanza, OR at time of death November 3, 2021. He was raised and worked on the family apple ranch for 43 years. He served in the US Army in 1953 during the Korean War with the 31st Engineers Headquarters Battalion as a Private 1st Class Radio Operator. When he returned from Korea he married the love of his life, Catherine Baxman, December 3, 1955. They had 3 children, John, Ken & Patty. John was preceded in death by his son Johnny. He is survived by his wife Catherine; Children Ken and Patty; Spouses Valerie and Barry; Grandchildren Jennifer, Ryan, Kelly, Jamee and Chase. John was a truck driver for over 50 years. He owned and operated his own trucking business and when he retired he made beautiful pieces of furniture out of Juniper. He made and gave away over 200 pieces, it was a labor of love for him. He was an avid reader of history; military, Indian and he especially enjoyed Roman history. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St.Jude.org