Batcke, Kevin A., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved son passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at Henry Ford Hospital following a brave battle with congestive heart failure. Age 23 years. The son of Fred and Dodie (Brookins) Batcke, Kevin was born January 12, 1990 in Mixco, Guatamala. He graduated from Heritage High School in 2008 and Saginaw Career Complex. Kevin continued his education at Mott Community College to study culinary arts. He was employed as a buffet runner at Horizons Conference Center, a prep cook at the Chippewa Hotel on Mackinac Island and a cook at the Olive Garden and the Willow Tree. Kevin enjoyed sports especially Frisbee Golf, playing tennis and snowboarding. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Kevin is survived by his parents, Fred and Dodie. He was predeceased by his sister, Cori. Other surviving family include several aunts, uncles and cousins; his beloved canine companion, Sarah. Kevin’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Henry Ford Medical Center Detroit Campus for the excellent care given him during this time especially Drs. Christina Tita and David Lanfear and the members of the heart failure team. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopevale Church. Pastor Dan Davis will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and at Hopevale Church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family.