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Eugene Badollet

Mr. Eugene Dale Badollet, 91, passed away on Monday, March 17, at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.

Born July 13, 1916 in Vincennes, Indiana, he was the son of Lewis and Josie Dayson Badollet. He graduated from Aurora (Indiana) High School in 1934. He was married to the former Ellen Folke on July 15, 1939 and to this union was born a daughter. Gene and Ellen were inseparable for over 65 years before her death on January 30, 2005.

Mr. Badollet lived most of his adult life in the Fountain City community. He was formerly employed at Crosley, AVCO and Menco in Richmond. He retired from Shawnee Plastics in 1981 as Quality Control Inspector. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. He was a Mason for 65 years, serving as Master of Fountain City Lodge #667 in 1947. He enjoyed listening to music and played the guitar and banjo. He was mechanically inclined and enjoyed working with his hands. He enjoyed fishing, dancing and spending winters in Florida when better health permitted. He was meticulous in all aspects of his life.

Mr. Badollet will be missed by his daughter, Joan Denney, of Carmel; granddaughter, Erin Denney, of Carmel; grandson, Craig Denney and his wife, Diane, of Noblesville; great-granddaughter, Emily; and his nephew, Mark Brookbank, of Fountain City.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Badollet was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Lee Owens.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, at the funeral home, with a Masonic memorial ceremony beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I was just able to find the obituary, and it brought back such memories of your dad walking from his garage with a tool or something in his hand. A picture of him always working on something is in my head. And, of course there is the famous day that I fell off Reynolds playhouse when you dad was high on a ladder or on the roof of your house. As when ran to our house, you called to him: "Don't look, Daddy; don't look."
He was such a kind and gentle man.

Martha Skruby Mar 22 2008 12:00 AM

I will miss you Grandpa. God Speed.

My deepest sympathy to Joan, Craig, and Erin, and all the extended family.

Diane Denney Mar 19 2008 12:00 AM