Michael Fred Batson worn March 22, 1941 in Chicago to the late Fred & Myrtle Batson and is the stepson to Ray Kaeseberg (91). Michael attended Lakeview High School and was a ride operator at Riverview Amusement Park in the 60's. He loved that job and in later years went on to write a book about Riverview. He spent alot of time at Riverview Roller Rink, skating. He worked for the CTA as a motor man and then drove a truck over the road. He was a huge Elvis Presley fan and became a member of The Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He recorded some of his own music at Sun Studio in Memphis. Mike had a total of 9 children and 6 grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Cooney Funeral Home located at 3918 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago. Interment All Saints Cemetery. For information please call 773-588-5850 or visit www.cooneyfuneralhome.com
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