ADA — Don E. Badertscher, age 77 of Ada, died at 3:20 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Care.

He was born Dec. 25, 1939 in Allen County, Ohio to the late Harold A. and Margie M. Morehead Badertscher. He married Myrna L. Bahr, who survives in Ada.

Mr. Badertscher worked at the Sohio station in Ada, was co-owner of B&H Garage, and owned D & B Tree Service. He was a member of Bethel Church of Christ in Ada.

Also surviving is a son, David A. (Marsha) Badertscher of Bumpass, Virginia; three daughters, Jennifer G. Mankey of Medina, Susan J. (Fred) Stuart of Ada and Peg (Matt) Hibbard of Ada; 12 grandchildren, Erica (Rob) DeMuch, Jessica (Mark) Payne, Ashley (Brice) Marden, Emily (Corey) Ward, Lee (Ashley) Stuart, Lindsay Stuart, Caleb Stuart, Katey Stuart, Kyley Stuart; Kyle (Becca) Hibbard, Jason Hibbard, and Sam Hibbard ; three great grandchildren, Dylan DeMuch and Adalynn and Eliza Grace Marden; four brothers, Frank (Pat) Badertscher of Ada; Ken (Sue) Badertscher of Pickerington, Dennis (Laurie) Badertscher of Bluffton and Jerry (Jenifer) Badertscher of Ada; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Badertscher of Ada.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Badertscher.

He enjoyed weekly Sunday dinners with his family gathered around him. He was blessed to have almost all of his family visit the weekend before his death.

No public services or visitation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church of Christ, Ada, OH or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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