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Dennis Badger

September 3, 1959 January 24, 2018
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Obituary for Dennis Badger

Dennis Lee Badger, age 58, of Mattoon passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Graveside services honoring his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mackville Cemetery, Atwood. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Dennis was born on September 3, 1959 in Tuscola the son of Louis and Patricia (Koltveit) Badger.
Survivors include his best friend and true love, Diane Rickelman of Mattoon, IL; children, Christopher (Chiaki) Badger of Columbus, OH and Patrick Badger of Charleston, IL; two beautiful grandchildren, Lillian Kiyoka Badger and Kaito Owen Badger; mother, Patricia (Marshall) Taggart of Hazel Dell, IL; father, Louis (Dorothy) Badger of Murdock, IL; grandmother, Mary Koltveit of Kuttawa, KY; siblings, Susan Pittsley of FL, Mike Montgomery of Hammond, IL, Thomas (Grace) Montgomery of Tolono, IL, Valerie (Michael) Griffin of Camargo, IL and Theenda Montgomery (Aaron Wilson) of Tuscola, IL; seven nieces and nephews; seven great nieces and nephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Louis “Bud” and Mary Badger and maternal grandfather, Rudolf “Rudy” Koltveit; and one great nephew.
Dennis was a 1977 graduate of Atwood-Hammond High School and attended Parkland College. Dennis served honorably in the United States Army from 1977 until 1985 where he was an excellent sharp shooter, earned the Good Medal of Conduct, Army Service Medal and Overseas Service Ribbon/#1. Dennis was a volunteer of the Villa Grove Fire Department and retired from Blaw Knox. Dennis was a member of the American Legion and Mattoon Moose. He enjoyed collecting beer steins and doing puzzle books.
Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Go Fund Me page at to assist the family with funeral expenses. Donations can be made by clicking on the link below under Memorial Contribution.

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2:00 PM 1/29/2018 2:00:00 PM
Mackville Cemetery

Atwood, Illinois 61913

Mackville Cemetery
unknown Atwood 61913 Illinois
United States

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