Richard Batzel

Richard Batzel Portrait 8x10 for printingRichard Joseph Batzel, 31, of Kansas City, MO formerly of Sedalia,  passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Kansas City.  He was born July 2, 1986 in Lakawana County, PA the son of Donald  and Carol (Zaorski) Batzel, who preceded him in death.

He worked as an industrial carpenter for Ramp Up Labor in Kansas City.  Rich was a hard worker and a very good dad. Everything he did was for his daughter, she was his whole world.

Survivors include his daughter, Piper Daru Batzel of Warsaw, MO; Piper’s mother, Heather McCary; his siblings, Darci Kruse (Conrad) of Green Ridge, Carina Batzel of Honesdale, PA, Thomas Batzel (Rose) of Hawley, PA, Deborah Baker (Gary) of Sedalia, Michelle Lopez (Junior) of Sedalia, Christopher Batzel (Sasha) of Smithton, David Batzel of Sedalia, Mellissa Naeve (Derek) of Fort Dodge, IA, Samantha Batzel of Kansas City, MO, and Tori Batzel of Hawley, PA; several nieces and nephews; and his companion Racheal Wirtz of Kansas City, MO.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and James Batzel.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, with Pastor Ron Griffith officiating.

The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for his  daughter, Piper, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, MO.


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