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Jonas Alan Batcheller
(03-30-1932 - 09-19-2020)

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 Jonas Alan Batcheller, of Elgin, IL passed away on September 19, 2020 at the age of 88. Jonas was born March 30, 1932 in Manhattan, NY, the son of H. Gordon Batcheller and Raymonde (Planes) Batcheller. Jonas was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 61 years: Faith Emma (Duffy)Batcheller; and his brother: Gordon Robert Batcheller.

Jonas is survived by his three sons: David of Sacramento, CA, Douglas (Patricia) of Elgin, IL and Adam of Chicago, IL; as well as his brother: Jules Edward Batcheller. Jonas was much loved by his seven grandchildren: Megan, Dyani, Caitlin, Shay, Samantha, Douglas and Andrew; along with nine great grandchildren: Thomas, Benjamin, Abel, Jack, Rory, Ellie, Lola, Mia and James.

Jonas was know as “Al” and would often say, “My name is Jonas, but you can call me Al!
He was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force. Early in his life, Jonas had sold men’s clothing prior to venturing out as an entrepreneur and founding the renowned “Village Cheese Shop” in Southampton, NY, operating the shop for 22 years before retiring to Vero Beach, FL.
Jonas had a great passion for music, photography and scuba diving. He spent many a winter in Cozumel, Mexico, diving and enjoying life. He also loved a good joke book! His grandchildren will always think of their grandfather whenever they hear a Grateful Dead song or see a man in a speedo!

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 4:00pm-9:00pm at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, with a remembrance service and United States Honor Guard presenting the US Flag to the family, starting at 8:00pm in the funeral home.

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