Terrence “Terry” L. Batten, 68, of Sterling, died on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at his home.
Terry was born on December 18, 1954 in Princeton, the son of Howard and Patricia (Johnson) Batten. He married Diana Givens on April 8, 2016 in Sterling. Terry was employed at Northwestern Steel & Wire for 25 years. He enjoyed golfing and playing disc golf. Terry was integral in designing and installing the Sinnissippi Park disc golf course, and was even inducted into the Illinois Hall of Fame of Disc Golf Players in 2020.
Survivors include his wife, Diana of Sterling; parents, Howard and Patricia Batten of Tampico; mother -in-law, Leora Givens; one daughter, Ashley Sisson both of Sterling; two brothers, Dave (Joleen) Batten, and Jim (Enedina) Batten, all of Tampico; three grandchildren, Jakob and James Schmitt, and Azevius Sisson; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Terry was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lester and Dana Belle Johnson; and paternal grandparents, James and Elenora Batten.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.