Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Wanda Marie Badkey, 77 of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  She was born February 16, 1940 in Michigan City to Walter and Alma (Yankee) Herrbach and graduated from Elston High School.  Wanda worked at Joy Manufacturing Company, where she met the love of her life, Bud.  She enjoyed working outside, taking care of her home, and expressing her creativity through abstract paintings.  Wanda will be remembered by her family as being strong-willed, caring, and brilliantly artistic.  On December 24, 1970 Wanda married Warren “Bud” Badkey, who preceded her in death in 2008.  She is survived by her siblings: Carol (Dale) Butts of CA, Linda Walker of OH, Lee (Debi) Herrbach of IL; many loving nieces and nephews; her beloved rescue kitty: Solomon; and step-daughters: Jacqueline Acosta and Kimberly (Steven) Hines, both of Texas.  Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Alan Herrbach, nephew and Godson: Michael Butts, and brother in law: Doug Walker.
A funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 20 at 1:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, with a visitation from 11:00 AM until the time of service.  Burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of NWI or the Porter County Humane Society.

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