James L. Badertscher
1935 - 2017
Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel
360 East Center Street
Marion, OH

MARION — James L. Badertscher, 82, of Marion, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Kingston Residence of Marion surrounded by those who loved him.

Jim was born in Wayne County to Earl and Cotta (Oberholtzer) Badertscher on May 19, 1935. He attended Jeromesville High School and received his B.A. degree from Kent State University where he met his wife, Doris Rae Shanaberger. They married on Feb. 2, 1958 and had two daughters, Leslie Rindoks, of Davidson, N.C., and Lynn Roush, of Marion.

Jim was an officer of the Theta Chi fraternity and completed his post graduate internship in hospital human resources at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland in 1958. He devoted over 30 years to health care, specializing in administration. He began his career at Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois before moving to Marion General Hospital. He retired after 15 years of service as Vice President at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. In Marion, he was also the co-owner of the Carpet Talk store.

Following retirement, he was employed by the Marion City Schools for nine years where he worked with severe behavior handicapped students at Marion Harding High School. He is also a longtime member of The Light of the Living Christ Church in Gahanna.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, daughters Leslie (Kurt) Rindoks, Lynn (David) Roush; brothers Robert (Barbara) Badertscher, of Michigan, and Rudy (Raenna) Badertscher, of Loudenville; three sisters Betty Murray, of Florida, Joan (Robert) Brinkerhoff, of Wooster, and Judy Lang, of Florida; and five grandchildren: Austin (Rachel) Roush, Spencer (Jonathan) Remoquillo, Megan Rindoks, Alex Rindoks and Cassidy Rindoks.

In their 59-year marriage, Jim and Rae had a profound love that inspired many. They traveled the globe together and embarked on many adventures. Jim was an avid antique watch fob collector and spent his days creating things, including an ornate collection of toothpick structures, beautiful flower arrangements and dollhouses that he constructed with wife at his side. On warm days, he could be found tending one of his many flower beds. It's where he taught his children how to garden and where he pushed his grandchildren on a swing under a shady oak tree.

His family — who went to him often for a listening ear, his sage advice or quick-witted humor (and sometimes all three) — knows they can still find him there, waiting in the garden.

Visitation will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Badertscher family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

Published by The Delaware Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2017.
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Dear Rae, Lynn and Leslie,

So sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful, talented and gifted man who impacted the lives of many. May God's peace and comfort surround you and your family during this difficult time.
Steve Badertscher
September 20, 2017

My sympathy in your loss. Both you and Jim have been an amazing inspiration to me. I will keep special the many memories of you both.


Gary Moreland
Columbus, OH
September 18, 2017
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We were going thru Mom's Christmas decorations and found some of the beautiful things that you and Jim had put together. Take care of yourselves. Mary Flach
Mary Flach
September 18, 2017
I am saddened to read of Jim's passing. You were
such a wonderful couple. My prayers are with
you and your children.
Steve Stuart
September 18, 2017
I was saddened to hear this news and my prayers are with you in this time. I will never forget the elaborate, amazing toothpick structures that he made, nor the beauty of your yard/garden at your beautiful home on Westminster. May peace surround and comfort you and preserve your many wonderful memories.
Kim Keyes
September 18, 2017
Heartfelt condolences to the Wife, Children and Family of James...I'm so very sorry to read about his passing....
Someone who cares
September 17, 2017
Rae, I am so sorry for your loss of Jim. I had missed seeing you lately. Take care and many hugs to you and the family.
Dianna Collins
September 17, 2017
My thoughts are with your family during this time of loss. I always enjoyed seeing Jim at First Presbyterian. Such a beautiful obituary.
Stephanie (Weiser) Henkle
September 17, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. This is such a loving and beautiful obituary for what reads to be just a wonderful individual. Blessings
m. brown
September 16, 2017
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