Andy was born on June 9, 1937, to Frank and Helen (Laketek) Badar in Chicago, IL, where he attended DeLaSalle High School. He was married to Aleene Minjuan Forssell on July 6, 1957, and four children were born to this marriage. Andy moved to Detroit Lakes in 1970 to be near his parents and siblings where he held jobs at several local businesses. He managed Andy's Saloon and at the Broken Wheel Supper Club for several years where he sponsored a woman's softball league. Andy was a member of St. Mary of The Lakes Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, where he was the organist for many years.
He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Badar Sr.; mother, Helen Badar; brothers, Michael Badar, and Frank Badar Jr.; an infant brother and sister; a son, Paul Badar; and nephew, Christian Badar.
He is survived by a son, Robert Badar; a daughter, Ronna Carlene Wicher Donley of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sisters: Joyce (Allen) Krueger of Canby, Minnesota; Dolores (Neil) Kuhlemeyer of Vergas, Minnesota; Marianne Badar of Eagan, Minnesota; a sister-in-law, Erin Badar of Audubon, Minnesota; 10 nephews and 6 nieces.
The Badar family would like to thank the staff at Diamond Willow and Hospice of Red River Valley for their loving care during Andy's last months.
Funeral Home: David Donehower Funeral Home 609 Hwy 10 East Detroit Lakes, MN US 56501
Thursday, June 22, 2017
- 7:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home
609 Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Friday, June 23, 2017
St. Mary of the Lakes
20996 Co Hwy 20
Rural Detroit Lakes, MN 56501