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Richard Allan Badger

Richard Allan Badger, 65, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away April 17, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Erlanger’s CVICU. Richard was born in Rockford, Illinois, on Jan. 3, 1953, of Scottish and Irish lineage.

His parents, Richard J. “Dick” Badger (manager of the former Woolworth) and Margaret “Peggy” Loftus Badger, (dedicated nurse’s aide at Clinton County Hospital), are interred in Green Lawn Cemetery, in Frankfort.

Also preceding him in death was a brother, Drake Badger, who is interred in Green Lawn’s military service section, and a daughter, who was stillborn in 1985, interred in Evansville Lutheran Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Jo Koch Badger, of Huntland, Tennessee; sons, Richard Adam Badger of Augusta, Georgia, and Nicholas Patrick (Lyndsie) Badger of Lafayette; sisters, Jean (Larry) Badger Williams of Frankfort, and Nancy (Ben) Badger Wyman of Norfolk, Virginia; and close cousins, Gina Pirosko Miller and Angela Pirosko, who reside in Northwest Indiana. Richard is also mourned by nieces and nephews, Jennifer Williams Robbins of Lafayette, Jason Williams of Frankfort, Jeff Williams of Frankfort and Janelle Williams Demaree of Indianapolis.

Richard’s wit and humor, his love of country and devotion to family and friends will be cherished by all who knew him. He loved “da (Chicago) Bears,” fishing, gardening and Indy 500 activities.

Richard graduated from Frankfort High School in 1972, whereupon he joined the U.S. Naval Forces, serving on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk until 1975. Richard and Amy met in Frankfort and were married there, at St. Mary’s Church on Sept. 3, 1977. Richard enjoyed a long career in HVAC sales, design and technical support. Following his retirement, he worked part-time for Farmer’s Home Furniture in Winchester, Tennessee

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, at St. Mary’s Church, Gruber Hall, from 10-11 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m. followed by inurnment with military honors at Green Lawn Cemetery. A dinner will be provided for family and friends in Mueller (K of C) Hall at St. Mary’s. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to your favorite veterans or soldiers organization. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.gendafuneralhome.com