On the morning of July 14, 2015 Elsie Badger, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes at her residence at Weskota Manor, Wessington Springs, S.D.
Elsie was born near Mott, North Dakota and spent her early years there. At age 20 she married Dean T. Badger in Billings, Montana.
She had two children with Dean, a son, Thomas W. Badger and a daughter, Mary L. Freidel. She had many grandchildren and great grandchildren that brought her much happiness and joy.
She had an adventurous life with Dean hunting, fishing, growing large gardens. She worked at the Gettysburg, S.D. school and later ran the local bowling alley for years before moving to Rapid City, S.D. Over the years she won many awards for her marksmanship, and trophy fish and wildlife. Elsie loved nature, especially the flowers and the birds. She taught her family many life skills they will always cherish. She will be missed....
Elsie requested no formal service. A memorial bird bath will be placed next to Dean’s memorial bench at West Whitlocks Resort, on the Missouri river near Gettysburg, S.D., where they had many wonderful memories and hours of enjoyment.