Arden Eugene Badskey, 90, South Whitley, passed away on May 8, 2023, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. Born March 12, 1933, on his family’s farm in South Whitley, Arden was the son of the late Marcellus and Gladys M. (Dillon) Badskey.
During his youth, Arden worked at his father’s chicken house gathering eggs. After graduating from South Whitley High School in 1953, Arden entered into the Army of the United States where he served with pride and gratitude for the next two years. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Arden returned back to the family farm. On June 19, 1955, he married the love of his life, Beulah Young. For nearly sixty-eight years Arden and Beluah built a beautiful life together. Arden worked hard to provide a good life for his wife and four children. He was employed at Whitley Manufacturing and then drove for Pierceton Trucking and Coble Asphalt. Arden’s love for the farm remained constant, though.
Arden was an honest man who loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He had the gift of storytelling, often taking a long time to tell his stories just to make sure his grandchildren were paying attention. Arden also had a deep love for John Deere tractors and blue Oldsmobile cars. He liked what he liked, including staying on the farm. While growing up, Arden attended church each Sunday with his parents. After he started his own family, they attended North Manchester Baptist Church and then became members of the Manchester Bible Church.
The loving memory of Arden Badskey will be forever cherished by his wife, Beulah Badskey, South Whitley; sons, Larry (Rhonda) Badskey, Avilla, and Dennis (Amy) Badskey, Corona; daughters, Diana Badskey, South Whitley, and Rose Marie (Jeff) Pottenger, South Whitley; sisters, Bonnie Sleighter, North Manchester and Dorothy (Dave) Rotman, Westfield; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Arden was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne A. Badskey; and sister, Nancy Spurgeon.
Family and friends may call Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with calling beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Manchester Bible Church, 11721 North 300 East, North Manchester, with Pastor Lane Lingofelter officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, Servia, Indiana.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Arden Badskey, memorial contributions may be made to the Manchester Bible Church, 11721 North 300 East, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
The family of Arden Eugene Badskey has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.
Manchester Bible Church
11721 North 300 East, North Manchester IN 46962