Chris R. Badman, age 47 of South Bend, Nebraska, formerly of DeWitt, passed away in a motorcycle accident on July 14, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1969 in Lincoln to Randall and Marjorie (Bergmeier) Badman. Chris was a 1988 graduate of Tri County High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s 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 which included hunting, fishing, golfing, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. He also was a licensed pilot and had a love of planes from a young age. He loved all music, coaching sports, and booze cruises. He was a huge Husker football fan as well as a KU basketball fan. He was an amazing father, son, and big brother who loved life and shared kindness and acceptance to all he met. He was the glue in his friendships and was a devoted friend. His smile and love of adventure will be missed by all.
Survivors include his sons, Braxton Russell Badman and Trevin Cole Badman of Eagle, Nebraska; parents, Randy and Marge Badman of DeWitt; sister, Jennifer (Jenni) Badman Alley and niece, Matilda (Mattie) Alley of Olathe, KS; 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; cousins, Dane Bergmeier, Renee Payne, Brock Bergmeier, Blake Bergmeier, and Brandon Bergmeier; and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Russell and Evelyn Badman and Arnold and Loretta Bergmeier; uncle, Allen Bergmeier and wife Sharon; and cousin, Ashley Bergmeier.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt. A family prayer service will be at 2:45 PM 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 Thursday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM at Venrick-Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in DeWitt with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chris Badman Memorial Fund for the creation of a scholarship with the funeral home in charge. Sign Chris’s online register book or view his video tribute when complete at www.ghchapel.com.
These services have been entrusted to the Venrick-Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in DeWitt.