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Robert J. Bata

Robert Bata, 86, of Langdon, ND, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at his home in Langdon.

Robert James was born July 30, 1932, at Dresden, ND, to Frank and Julia (Berger) Bata. He attended school in Waterloo Township and St. Alphonsus School then joined the US Air Force. After being honorably discharged, he returned to the Langdon area to farm. Bob and Betty Wilhelmi were married June 28, 1956, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. They farmed and raised their family just west of Langdon. Bob and Betty moved in to Langdon after retiring, but Bob continued to help on the farm. They were able to spend 27 years wintering in Arizona after retiring.

Bob was a honest and hard-working man who had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, reading westerns, hiking in Arizona, camping when his kids were younger, and attending the many activities that his grandchildren participated in. He looked forward to his morning cup of coffee and frequent crop tours around the Langdon area. He was a past township officer and a member of the rural fire department, Eagles Aerie #3454, and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Robert is survived by his children: Valerie (Randy) Darling of Langdon and Kevin (Sue) Bata of Langdon; grandchildren: Janelle (Jason) Askvig, Rachael Darling, Coy Bata, Will Bata and Mariah Bata; great-grandchildren Westin & Gavin Askvig; sister-in-law Edna Bata and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty; and siblings: Margaret (Louie) Breyer, Mary Bata, Frank “Bud” (Bette) Bata, and Joseph Bata.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday.


SERVICES
Memorial Service

Friday, May 17, 2019
1:00 PM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
209 10th Ave.
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday.


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Guestbook

Val and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your father.

John Delebo Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

Wishing Peace to all of Bob's family.

Tom Kram May 19 2019 12:00 AM

Val and Kevin and families, We are so very sorry for your loss - I have many great memories with both your parents going back to my grade school years and visits to the farm. You and your families are the living legacies of your parents. They both ran the race and kept the faith throughout their lives, lives well lived and remembered. Love, Tom and Kate

Tom and Kate Loff May 17 2019 12:00 AM

Kevin and entire Bata family. I'm so sorry of the passing of your dad , grandpa , great grandpa. May god bless and be with all of you at this difficult time.

Dennis and Darcy Klein May 16 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss he will be missed

Everyone from country inn May 13 2019 12:00 AM

We have all in thought & prayer & will be with you in spirit @ the funeral . "Uncle Bob" was a great influence on me growing up when I spent many summers on the farm. I have many fond memories of him & know he will be greatly missed. Now he is with Betty & his parent's & siblings, how great the time when we will all be reunited.

Julianne Breyer & Don May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to Bob's family and friends. John and Judy

John and Judy Bata May 13 2019 12:00 AM