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Frank Orlando LaBadie

October 1, 1929 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 88)

FRANKLIN ORLANDO LaBADIE, age 88, of Beaver Creek, MN, formerly of South Holland, IL, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his home. He was born October 1, 1929, in Chicago, IL, to Edward and Reba (Dowling) LaBadie. Frank served his country in the United States Army at the end of WWII, receiving the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He later served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Frank married Shirley Kloster on August 12, 1960. The couple lived in South Holland. Frank worked in the Steel Mills and also as an airplane mechanic at Midway Airport in Chicago. He was a former member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church where he had served as an Elder and a Deacon. He is a current member of Oak Glen United Reformed Church in Lansing, IL. He enjoyed “tinkering” and building things. Frank is survived by his six children, Sharon, Charlotte, Charles, Faye from Hogansville Georgia; Frank Jr. (Kim) LaBadie, Beaver Creek; and Scott (Laurie) LaBadie, South Holland, IL; grandchildren, Justin, Scott Jr. (Ashley), Erin & Dale; and one Great grandchild; Ryker, brother, Bob; and two sisters, Dee and Alma. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley on March 2, 2016; four sisters, Marion, Jane, Audrey & Bert; and a brother, William. Services will be at a later date in South Holland, IL. Dingmann Funeral Home, in Luverne, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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