Chris R. Badman – Lincoln Journal Star

December 17, 1969 – July 14, 2017

Chris R. Badman, age 47, South Bend, formerly of DeWitt, passed away on July 14, 2017. Born Dec. 17, 1969, in Lincoln, to Randall and Marjorie (Bergmeier) Badman. Chris was a 1988 graduate of Tri County High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Genetic Engineering from the University of Kansas. He most recently worked as a clinical field specialist at Natera. Chris had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, golfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding and was a licensed pilot. He loved all music, coaching sports, booze cruises, Husker football and KU basketball. He was an amazing father, son, and big brother who loved life and shared kindness and acceptance to all he met. His smile and love of adventure will be missed.

Survivors include his sons, Braxton Russell Badman and Trevin Cole Badman of Eagle; parents, Randy & Marge Badman of DeWitt; sister, Jennifer (Jenni) Badman Alley and niece, Matilda (Mattie) Alley of Olathe, Kan.; the mother of his sons, Amy Klasek Badman of Eagle; special friend, Michelle Grummert of Lincoln; uncles, Steven Melon Bergmeier and wife Teresa and Michael Tubby Bergmeier and wife Troy all of DeWitt; and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Russell & Evelyn Badman and Arnold & Loretta Bergmeier; uncle, Allen Bergmeier and wife Sharon.

A celebration of life will be 3 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, DeWitt. Family prayer service will be 2:45 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place. A register book will be available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family greeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Venrick-Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in DeWitt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to the Chris Badman Memorial Fund for the creation of a scholarship with the funeral home in charge. Online register book and video tribute at

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Chris R. Badman – Lincoln Journal Star

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