John “Bill” William Badten, 79, Wausau, a Stevens Point native, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the Hospice House in Wausau.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wausau.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brainard Funeral Home in Wausau and from 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Hospice House in Wausau or Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Mr. Badten was born March 6, 1921, in Stevens Point, a son of the late William Henry and Mabel Jean (Reton) Badten. He attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School. He attended Central State Teachers College (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a staff sergeant, stationed in the Philippine Islands, Australia and New Guinea.
He was married to Florence Marie Spangenberg.
He worked as a sales agent with Prudential Insurance. Prior to that he was also a manager of the south side IGA foodliner in Stevens Point.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Badten, Wausau; three daughters, Mary (Tom) Bychinski, Wausau, Barbara (Arnold) McCrary, Las Vegas, Nev., and Pamela Deyo, Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Ann (Jack) Bittman, Waupaca, and Rosemary (Ken) VanLieshout, Amherst; and nine grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Vergene Durmick.