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Joseph Michael Bates
June 20, 2023
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Chicago, IL: Joseph Michael Bates, 67, a former area resident, passed away on June 20, 2023 in his Chicago residence following a brief illness of natural causes.
He was born in Hancock to Marion “Nick” and Josephine (Brozovich) Bates and was employed locally until he became a long-time resident of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Frank and James Bates; a niece Rebecca Bates; and a nephew, Edward Bates.
He is survived by two sisters: Mary Ann Cassady and JoAnn (Bob) Kezele; a sister-in-law, Barb Bates; and by nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 14, 2023 at Saint Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton with Rev. Father John Martignon to officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.
The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with his arrangements. To leave online condolences, please go to www.oneilldennisfh.com.