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Dennis Elwin Badger
  • Bellevue First Baptist Church
    122 S. Main Street
    Bellevue, MI 49021

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“My heart aches for you. I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved working with Dennis at FHC! I remember well the countdown clock for retirement. He...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Deb Hosking - Ceresco, MI

“We were so sad to hear of Dennis's passing. We will miss him and his sense of humor. EPR has lost a good friend. Our deepest sympathies. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Mike & Jan Kerr - Kalamazoo, MI

“So sorry to read of your Father's death. Hugs and Prayers to all. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Diane Voshell - Battle Creek, MI

“Thoughts are with the whole family at this time. We know Dennis will be greatly missed. A donation to Charitable Union of Battle Creek was made in...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Todd and Sharon Ryckman - MI

“Thoughts are with the whole family at this time. We know Dennis will be greatly missed. A donation to Charitable Union of Battle Creek was made in...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Todd and Sharon Ryckman - MI

“I have a ton of memories of Dennis coming to the Y and how he would always make me laugh. Dennis was always there to support Pam and I when we would...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Julie Santure - Coldwater, MI

“So sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. Our prayers are with you Pam and all your family. Dennis was a lot of fun to be around and we enjoyed our...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Mike and Ev Green - Battle Creek, MI

“Pam & family,My prayers are with you. Barb ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara (Wilson) Freeland - MI

“Pam, My heart and my prayers go out to you and your family with the loss of Dennis. I always enjoyed seeing him at the Y when he came in to visit...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Dan Fullenkamp - Friend

“Dennis was a good man and lived his life well. We were coworkers at Grace Health and I enjoyed many conversations with him about biking and his...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Michelle Lueck - Battle Creek, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. I had the privilege to work with him for a few years at Grace Health. He was well liked, respected,...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Shannon Dimond - Battle Creek, MI

“So sad to hear the passing of Dennis! I worked with him at FHC and he was always so kind and helpful! He would always talk about his love for his...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Kim and Garrett Lawrence - MI

“Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. May God be with you, your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren! He with get...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Linda (Worm) Long - Climax, MI

“So sorry to hear this news. He will definitely be missed in the park. I cannot believe this. You are truly in our thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Gina Schepers - Byron Center, MI

“Denny was a man of Christian Convictions, which he lived out every day. He wore a sunny smile and held out a hand of friendship to all he came in...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: ELSIE PETERSON - MI

“Pam and family, We were so sad to learn of Dennis's passing. It had been a pleasure to get to know both of you at EPR and during our renovations. ...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Maureen and Mark Otting - MI

“Dennis was a man of Christian love! He loved the Lord, the Word, Pam, his family, his fellow Christian brother and sisters, Fun, and especially the...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Jimmy Luedeman - Savage, MN

“Sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He was one of the "good guys". May God give you peace while He wraps his arms around you.Lovingly,Dave and Betty ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Dave and Betty Spear - IN

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Dennis Elwin Badger, age 71, of Battle Creek, Michigan went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 10. He was surrounded by his family. His greatest legacy was bringing Jesus Christ to his family. Surviving him is his wife of 52 years, Pam; his mother-in-law, Robbie (Granny) Tackett; his daughter, Abby (Chris Davis); and his four sons, Aaron (Becky), Nathaniel (Nicole), Matthew (Aubri), and Seth (Ashley). He had fifteen beloved grandchildren, including Josiah (Megan), Gabrielle, Jeremiah, Naomi, Lily, Luke, Savannah, Nolan, Hudson, Gabriella, Zoey, Soren, Roy, Brandt, and a baby girl on the way; three great-grandchildren, Hazel, Joey and Brooks; and special nephew and niece, Paul (Wendy) Tackett and Marie (Rollie) Ferris.

Dennis graduated from Springfield High School in 1968. He was drafted in the United States Army in 1969 and honorably served for more than 2 years. He continued his service by participating in the Honor Guard at Fort Custer National Cemetery. He worked at Clark Equipment, Kellogg's and then retired from Grace Health Center in 2015.

He loved spending time with his family at Gun Lake. He was very active and enjoyed "glamping" in his RV, biking, woodworking, and continuously working on home renovations.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 105 Capital Ave. N.E. Battle Creek, MI 49017. Funeral services to celebrate Dennis' life will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1625 Capital Ave. N.E. Battle Creek, MI 49017. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Bellevue First Baptist Church, 122 South Main St. Bellevue, MI 49021. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Dennis may be placed at