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Gary L. Badger, age 71, of Walker, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. Gary was born March 18, 1949, in Rochester, MN, to Victor L. and Dolores E. (Teske) Badger.
Born and raised in Minnesota, he married Bonnie Wegner in December of 1967. In 1978, Gary moved his family to Missouri, where he resided for the last 42 years of his life. Before retiring on his farm, Gary worked for Laminated Beam, Barringtons, and Soft Armor. Gary enjoyed being outside, working on his farm, or tinkering in his garage. He enjoyed being with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding Gary in death were his parents, Victor and Dolores Badger, and his brother, Bob.
Gary is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of the home; his four children: Pam Fletcher (Daniel) of El Dorado Springs, MO, Lori Smith of El Dorado Springs, MO, Kevin Badger of Houston, MO, and Denise Johnson (Walter) of El Dorado Springs, MO; two brothers: Tom Badger of Rochester, MN, and Joseph Badger of Kirkland, WA; four sisters: Karen Zerby of Mose Lake, WA, Bonny Abbott of Tucson, AZ, Vicki Veal of Kirkland, WA, and Julie Johnston of Mose Lake, WA; ten grandchildren: Dustin, Gerad, Andrew, Samantha, Jessica, Bailey, Jamie, Levi, Kendra, and Jacob; six great-grandchildren: Dezmind, Michael, Brooklynn, Scarlett, Hennslei, and Jerzee; as well as two unborn great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Gary Badger were held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) with Pastor Joe Trussell officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Kevin Badger, Gerad Badger, Daniel Fletcher, Walter Johnson, Dustin Johnson, and Andrew Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were: Joseph Badger, Tom Badger, and Kevin Riley.