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Patricia "Patti" Bates

July 17, 1959 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 62)


Patricia “Patti” Bates, took the Lords hand on February 18, 2022 following a courageous battle with lung cancer.  She was born on July 17, 1959 in Lyons, IL to Charles L. Bates Sr. and Josephine C. Bates (Kaminski). She grew up in Lincoln NE, attended Lincoln East high school and went on to Nebraska Wesleyan to achieve her bachelors degree in teaching.

Patti is preceded in death by her parents and nephew Zed Casey. She is survived by her amazing husband Ken, her loving daughter Lyndsey (Kelsey) Hiatt,  her sweet grandchildren Kannon and Sierra Hiatt, Brother Chuck (Diane)Bates, Sisters Char (Tom)Krueger, Kathy (Shannon)Rink, and many nieces and nephews.

Patti was passionate about sewing and would often be working on a project. She also enjoyed working in the yard, crafting, and going to Salt Dog games. Patti enjoyed going to the casino where you could find her behind one of her favorite penny slots hoping for that Jackpot win.

She spent forty plus years as a school teacher growing young minds. She most enjoyed working with 6th through 8th graders math and science.

A celebration of life Open House will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 11am to 4pm at Lyndsey’s home. 9318 Northern Sky Rd.

Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.


Celebration of Life Open House
March 12, 2022

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lyndsey's Home
9318 Northern Sky Road
Lincoln, NE 68505


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