Col (Ret) Richard (Dick) Garland Badders

Col (Ret) Richard (Dick) Garland Badders

May 29, 1932 ~ March 26, 2022

Richard Garland Badders of Omaha Nebraska passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the age of 89.

Richard “Dick” was born in Kincaid Kansas May 29, 1932 to Garland and Ilene Badders.

Dick graduated from Kansas State University in 1955 where he met his future wife, Rosalia “Rosie” Clara Badders.  They married in 1954.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie, as well as his parents and brother, David Badders. He is survived by his sisters: Beverly Donaldson, Kay Rickman, Gwen Phillips and Cheryl Westerman; children: James Badders (Kristin), Patricia Alexander (Frank ), Jerry Badders (Karen) and Daniel Badders (Anne); grandchildren: Andrew Badders (Rachael), Alyssa Mulhern (Benjamin), Cody  Badders, Chelsea  Badders, Angela Alexander, Melanie Essink (David), Nicholas Badders, Pascale Badders; great grandchildren: Parker Badders, Kenley Badders, Aiden Mulhern and Claire Essink.

After graduation from K-State, Dick entered the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was active military for two years and then entered the Army Reserves. He served a total of 30 years until his retirement in 1984 as a Colonel. His long career with the Corps of Engineers was in Land Management.

Dick was a devoted husband and father who dearly loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Dick loved following his local sports teams, including the Nebraska Cornhuskers, K-State Wildcats as well as the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs. He attended many College World Series baseball games. He also loved to travel across the country as well as internationally and enjoyed traveling by Recreational Vehicle and very much enjoyed his Swinging Sam’s RV club.

VISITATION:  Friday, April 1, 2022, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.,  followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S 118th St.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


  • Jerry and Judy Gillette Posted March 29, 2022 6:17 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss , but rejoice that his son Jerry is a part of ours. We send our sympathy and prayers to his family. God bless you all..

  • Bruce and Marcia Newton Posted March 30, 2022 9:16 am

    May God hold, comfort and lift you and family up in this time

  • Julie Nance Posted March 30, 2022 12:44 pm

    To my beloved cousins, aunts and parents, I’m so sad to be missing Richard, but so in awe of the amazing man he was. I was reminded of his quick wit and supreme intelligence last summer when we visited with him. What an extraordinary and caring family man he was. Sending love to you all.

  • Dee Badders Posted March 31, 2022 4:43 pm

    My condolences to the Badders family. I am sorry for your loss.. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • David Dow Posted April 3, 2022 7:19 pm

    My condolences to the immediate and extended family on your loss. May God offer you healing grace.

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