THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Larry D. Badgley
Issue Date: November 7, 2019
Larry D. Badgley, 65, of Pelican Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at his home following an accident. He was born on Dec. 6, 1953, in Rhinelander to Jimmie "Sam" and Joan (Leavitt) Badgley.
In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, camping, fish fries, spending time with family raising laughter with good hearted shenanigans, and he was always up for a feisty debate. Larry married Laquetta Theilman on May 14, 2005, and he continued to work hard at the Rhinelander Paper Company, retiring in 2017 after 46 years of service.
In retirement, he could be found enjoying time with his family and friends, watching the Milwaukee Brewers, cuddling with his rescue dog, Scruffy, traveling with his beloved wife, Laquetta, taking long afternoon drives with family, and giving the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it.
Survivors include by his wife, Laquetta Badgley of Pelican Lake, two daughters, Nicole Badgley of Rhinelander and Tara (Derek) Badgley-Westphal of Rhinelander; four grandchildren, Mia Lars Badgley, Lillian Badgley, Samantha Zarm, and Riley Zarm; two great-grandchildren, Zayn and Kalix; a brother, Richard (Carol) Badgley of Peshtigo; as well as other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie "Sam" Badgley and Joan Badgley-Otto.
The funeral service was held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Carlson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Price officiating. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the time of service . Burial followed in the Town of Nashville Cemetery.