Deana G Bates, 78 of Gordon, WI, died 02-03-2021. No services will be held.
Deana was born in 1942 in Illinois and was the daughter of Caroll K Taets and Eugene A Bates. She completed a master’s degree in education at the University of Wisconsin – Superior. She also attended Illinois State University and University of Minnesota where she pursued teaching and accounting degrees.
She taught school in Illinois, Oregon, Wisconsin, and a community college in Minnesota. As a businesswoman, she owned and operated an accounting and tax business in Superior, Wisconsin for 35 years as well as being a national lecturer, training accountants and attorneys in accounting and tax law.
Survived by a sister, Carman L Bates, Duluth, Minnesota and a brother Neil E Bates, Prophetstown, Illinois.
She loved dancing, gardening, photography and traveling as well as helping people. Her photographs won many awards, and several were published. Her travels covered all 50 states and 28 foreign countries.