Leland Bathgate, Sr., 64

Leland Peter Bathgate, Sr., age 64, of Sturgis, passed away early Friday morning May 8, 2020 at his home.
He was born February 29, 1956 in Bellevue, Michigan son of Lawrence Joseph and Janet Marie (Baxter) Bathgate.
Leland resided in Sturgis since 1972 coming from Florida. On September 21, 1974 he married Priscilla A. Hudson at the Sturgis Wesleyan Church.
Leland had been employed by Telemark Diversified Graphics in Sturgis since 1996. Before joining Telemark he worked in dairy operations at Locust Lane Dairy Farms in Howe, and Fairgrove Farms in Sturgis.
He was a member of the Northeast Indiana Steam & Gas Association in LaGrange. Leland had a true appreciation for antiques being a collector and admirer. He also collected Hot Wheel cars and toy tractors.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 45 years: Priscilla; one daughter: Christina Bathgate of Sturgis; one son: Leland (Kelly) Bathgate, Jr. of Sturgis; two grandchildren: Brayden and Trevin Bathgate; his mother: Janet Brown of Burr Oak; two brothers: Lonland Bathgate of Sturgis and Kyleland (Brenda) Bathgate of Burr Oak and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother Kimberland Bathgate.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic a gathering of family and friends to celebrate and honor the life of Leland P. Bathgate will be held at a later date to be announced.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Leland’s memory consider the Special Olympics Area 18, 66332 Austrian Way, Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where we encourage family and friends to leave memories and condolences for the family.

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