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Arthur "Art" Bates
June 1, 1943 - August 30, 2020

Arthur

Arthur "Art" Bates
Jun 1, 1943 - Aug 30, 2020

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Arthur (Art) Sylvester Bates Jr. age 77, of Ames, passed away at Israel Family Hospice House on Sunday August 30, 2020. A gathering of friends and family will be 10:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday, September 5, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames. Due to Covid 19 we will ask that you wear masks and social distance when able.

Art was born June 1, 1943 in Ames Iowa the son of Arthur (Bud) and Doloros (Bond) Bates. He graduated from Ames High School in 1962. He married Nancy Cox on April 26, 1969 in Ames, Iowa. Art went to work for R.E. Ness Office Machines purchasing that business in 1974. He closed the business in 1992 and went to work at HACH Chemical until 2016. Art enjoyed golfing and warm beaches but did not like to swim. If there was something family going on you would find Art there he loved being around his children and granddaughters. He was very proud to be Papa.

Art is survived by his wife Nancy Bates of 51 years a daughter, JoEllen Walker and her daughters, Riley and Delaney Walker and a son, Will and his wife Rebecca Bates. A brother, Jim (Arlene) Bates and 4 nieces.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com

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Mary Wheelock on Sep 5, 2020

I knew Art from Ames High and have seen him through the years here in Ames. Everyone that knew him had kind words to say about him. He always had a smile and a friendly greeting. A good man

Dave Thompson on Sep 5, 2020

I always enjoyed running into Art once in awhile. He was always a happy and friendly guy.May he rest in peace.

Allison Eness on Sep 3, 2020

What a fine man and what a fine family. My love to you all.

Mary Jo Schmidt on Sep 2, 2020

He was always so happy, he gave me my first job cleaning his typewriters and shop. He will truly be missed. So sorry for your loss Nany Goat. You have a wonderful support group around you. Hugs🙏

Tom Crane on Sep 2, 2020

Nancy and Joellen., so sorry to hear of Arts passing! He was a bright spot in my memory of the restaurant helping out ! From the entire Crane family. He will be sorely missed!

Jim Quarnstrom on Sep 2, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Art was truly a "Great Guy." All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All.... The Quarnstroms

Jill Johnson on Sep 2, 2020

My prayers for Inner Peace. I will always remember bowling on the Bates Team and always enjoyed Art’s Smile and Wit when I saw him in the Dental chair! Thinking of you.
Jill Johnson

David Gunderson on Sep 2, 2020

I had not see. Art until we crossed paths at the Sanford,Florida airport. We were returning to DSM and Art to Ames. He always had that great smile and a ready laugh. Rest easy Art and hit it straight down the fairway.
David Gunderson

David Gunderson on Sep 1, 2020

I had not see. Art until we crossed paths at the Sanford,Florida airport. We were returning to DSM and Art to Ames. He always had that great smile and a ready laugh. Rest easy Art and hit it straight down the fairway.
David Gunderson

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