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“On behalf of my brothers and sisters, thank you to everyone posting your condolences online, sending cards or attending the funeral services.. Your...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Renee Swanson - Kingsford, MI

“We have fond memories of Leo, one that stands out is when we took him to the American Legion in Newport Beach. A very fun and nice person. Our...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Theo & Doug - Huntington Bech, CA

“Sorry for your loss, he will be missed. Please forgive me for not attending, I'm out of town for work. I pray everyone can say good bye and have the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Al & Kristel Schultz - Norway, MI

“My condolences to the Badish Family. Leo was always so friendly and had a smile on his face. Maureen ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Hornung - Jackson, WI

“I'm saddened to hear of Leo's passing, I want to give my sympathy's to all his family and friends. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis Kelso - East Galesburg, IL

“To the Badish family, please accept my condolences and prayers in your loss. Leo was a fine man and having travelled with Leo years back I learned...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tom Scott - Glencoe, IL

“My condolences and sympathies to the Badish Family. Leo was always very nice and I will miss him. My thoughts are with you Carol Schomisch ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Schomisch - Phoenix, AZ

“Dear Renee, Denise, Jay, Gordie, Jill and families-- We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a great man. We along with my mom and...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dawn (Palmcook) Comer & Tim - WI

“It was sad to hear of Leo's passing, but fun memories remain. Both Jan and Leo were friends of ours in our motorcycling days with the Pleasure Riders...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Darrel and Cheryl Ehlinger - WI

“Angie and I are sadden to hear of the death of Uncle Leo. Even though we were not close and did not see one another for long pierods of time, I feel...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Loren Badish - MI

“Prayers and hugs to Leo's family. I will always remember him as a kind generous person. He always greeted me with a smile, especially when he had...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Trethewey - Iron Mountain, MI

“I love you grandpa. You were a very strong person and I look up to you always and for ever. Rest sweetly bumpa. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Elizabeth - Kingsford, MI

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Leo A. Badish,
76, of Quinnesec, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. He was born on March 3, 1936, in Stephenson, MI, son of the late Julius and Edna (LaPointe) Badish. A graduate of Stephenson High School, he enlisted in the Army in 1954 and served during the Korean War. He married the former Janet Schetter on February 15, 1958, at American Martyrs Church in Kingsford. After 46 years of marriage, Janet preceded him in death on October 14, 2004. Leo was an owner/operator, truck driver prior to spending thirty seven years with Michigan Air Gas. He was a member of the American Welding Society, the Teamsters Union, American Martyrs Church and the FFA (Future Farmers of America). He and Janet enjoyed traveling, touring with the Pleasure Riders Motorcycle Club, enjoying Packer football and square dancing.

In addition to his wife, Leo was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Frank Badish, and two great grandsons, Kyllean and Corvin Hilyard.

He is survived by his children, Renee (Tim) Swanson of Kingsford, Denise Warner of Gladstone, Jay of Phoenix, AZ, Gordon (Cindy) of Huntington Beach, CA, and Jill (Gary) Wellner of Appleton, WI; his sister, Shirley Giese of Daggett, MI; grandchildren Ellie Swanson, Morgan (Jesse) Hilyard, Paige Warner, Russell (Jen) Kenny, Joey Grailer, Kelly Kaczmarek; great grandchildren Ezra and Eevie Hilyard, Gracie Hilyard, Nathan and Landen Kenny, and Nicklas Kaczmarek.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, from 4-7 p.m. at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. at American Martyrs Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Leo Badish online at
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.