Florence Marie Badten, 87, of Wausau, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at
Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born to the late Carl and Freida
(Braun) Spangenberg on Oct. 1, 1921 in Grover. She married Bill Badten
on Sept. 17, 1955, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death in 2001.
Florence was an RN at Wausau Hospital, St. Mary's for 16 years and
later at Mount View Care Center for five years.
She enriched the lives of many throughout her lifetime in her loving
care for others in her nursing career spanning 40 years, her enthusiasm
in the Red Cross, Wausau Hospital Women's Health Network, League of
Women Voters and youth bowling program.
Florence treasured time with her family and delighted in her
grandchildren. Socially, she enjoyed lunching with her friends, time
with her church family, bowling, and singing in the church choir.
She had fun doing crossword puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, adding
to her bunny collection, reading and gardening, and especially baking
cookies for her grandchildren.
Survivors include her three daughters, Pam Meunier, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Mary Bychinski, Wausau, and Barbara McCrary, Las Vegas, Nev.; nine
grandchildren, Christopher (Jill) Deyo, Chicago, Bradley (Stephanie)
Bychinski, Barnesville, Minn., Kendra (Steve) Osness, Merrill, Nathan
Bychinski, Minneapolis, Minn., Marcus, Melisa, Matthew, Michael, and
Morgan McCrary, all of Las Vegas; two great-grandchildren, Braylin and
Adelyn Joy. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Julius
Spangenberg and two sisters, Dorothy Ames and Charlotte Beerbaum.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 630 Adams St. Wausau. The Rev. Sean Motley
will officiate. Burial will be in Peshtigo at a later date. Visitation
will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Brainard
Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau, and again from 10 a.m. until the
time of service on Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Wausau.