Earl Batke was born in 1909, and he grew up in the Sexsmith AB area. He was married to Olga, and he volunteered for service in WW II. They had 5 children: Edward, Delbert, Betty, Audrey, and Marlene (who predeceased him). Earl was a resident of Mayerthorpe when he died at age 84, on May 14, 1993. The funeral was held in the Legion Hall, and he is buried in the Mayerthorpe Cemetery.
Source: Wagon Trails Grown Over – Sexsmith to the Smoky p. 1149
Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune May 28, 1993 – Obituary