We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc.
Barry A. Badge, age 71 of Newaygo, passed away on Thursday evening, July 14, 2022 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids, following a long illness. He was born on August 28, 1950 in Greenville, Michigan to Everett Junior & Lila Louise (Bogart) Badge. Barry worked for many years in manufacturing, and he retired from Frigidaire in Greenville. He was a member of Newaygo United Methodist Church, where he served on church committees and sang in the church choir. He enjoyed reading, and was an avid learner as well as a fountain of information. Barry loved to talk, especially about politics. He enjoyed camping, and was a collector of many different things. On June 15, 1974 he married Catherine “Cathy” A. Bowen, and she survives him along with 1 son, Martin (Jamie) Badge of Newaygo; 4 grandchildren: Aly Badge, Garrett Derks, Haley Derks, & Wyatt Derks; 1 great-grandson, Max Derks. Barry is also survived by his mother-in-law, Beatrice Bowen; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: Yvonne (Everett) Binder, Dennis (Nanci Zeran) Bowen, Tom (Jackie) Bowen, Brian (Kelly) Bowen, Jeff (Paula) Bowen; and by many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father & mother, Everett & Lila Badge; by his step-father, Kenneth Bush; and by his father-in-law, Fred Bowen, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Newaygo United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Charnley officiating. There will also be a time of visiting with the family at the church from 12-1 PM on Monday. Interment will be in Newaygo Cemetery. Suggested Memorial: Newaygo United Methodist Church. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
Newaygo United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 366, Newaygo MI 49337