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Marvin "Marv" Batterbee

October 19, 1932 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 88)


Marvin passed away peacefully on April 9, 2021 at home with his beloved wife Betsy at his side.  He is with his Lord and Savior now.

Marv was born on October 19, 1932 to Harry and Celestia Batterbee, one of eleven children.  Marv was employed for many years in the tool and die trade as well as farming.  He was a longtime resident of Mancelona.

He was married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Derrer on November 9, 1974.  He was a great outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, and spending time with his wife.

Marv is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betsy; four children, Gwen and Ron Schmidt, Jerry and Diana Batterbee, Jean Precious, and Bonnie and Chris Meiste; one brother, Mark; two sisters, Eunice and Elsa; as well as his pride and joy, nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren who he enjoyed many hours with.

Visitation will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Graveside services will be immediately after visitation at Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kalkaska Church of the Nazarene, 1367 W. Kalkaska Rd, Kalkaska, MI 49646.

Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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April 14, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Mancelona Chapel
205 W. State Street
Mancelona, MI 49659

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