Michael Howard Battles was born on November 7,1955 to Howard and Cathy Battles in St.Paul, MN. He started school in St Paul Park and then moved to Inver Grove Heights where he graduated from Simley High. He also attended Augsburg College for two years. He joined the navy and served as a Reactor Operator/Electronic Technician on the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 and the Arkansas CGN-41. After 14 years in the navy he received a medical discharge. He has been fighting cancer for many years. He loved camping and computers and was very interested in researching family history. He is survived by his mother Cathy, his two brothers David and Scott and his sister Debbie (Duane) of St Paul and his sister Pam (Rod) of Portland ,Oregon. Also 10 nieces and nephews. Michael Howard Battles passed away on October 28, 20012 and was preceded in death by his father Howard Battles on October 24, 2012. His Memorial Service was combined with his father’s memorial service at the Portland Rose City Church of the Nazerene on October 29, 2012.