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Dexter A. Badinger, Jr.

February 19, 1933 ~ December 26, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Dexter A. Badinger, Jr., 89, of Mukwonago, WI and previously of Eagle, WI passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Dexter was born on February 19, 1933 in Waukesha, WI the son of Dexter and Erla (Rhoads) Badinger. He moved to Eagle at a young age and would remain there for the majority of his life. On June 28, 1958, Dexter was united in marriage to Marlys Knowlton at the Eagle United Methodist Church where he was a lifelong member and choir member. The Lord blessed Dexter and Marlys with a loving daughter, Cindy. Dexter owned and operated Dexter’s Mat Service for the majority of his working career. He was a hard worker and took pride in providing for his family. Dexter was social and loved to gather with friends and family to enjoy their company. He was a member of the Eagle Lions Club and served as the Lions District Governor in 1996 through 1997. He also loved sports such as Bowling, Golf and both Baseball and Softball. Dexter was also a member of the Flying Crown Riders motorcycle club and he enjoyed his riding very much. Dexter had a big laugh that he was locally famous for and greeted everyone he met with kindness. He was passionate about being outdoors and enjoying God’s creation. Whether it was going for a walk, working in the yard or other household chores, he was happiest outside. He was a loving husband, father and friend and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 65 years, Marlys Badinger; his daughter, Cindy (Gabe) Winzenried of Mukwonago, WI; his sister-in-law, Bonnie (Tom) Sherman; and his cousin, Janice Buth. Dexter is also survived by a niece, two nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held to honor Dexter’s life at the Gibson Family Funeral Home in Palmyra, WI with the Rev. Mike Payne presiding. A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 11:00AM til 2:00PM on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Gibson Family Funeral Home in Eagle, WI (499 Elkhorn Road, Eagle, WI 53119). All are welcome to join the family for this time to honor and remember Dexter.

Memorials may be made to the Eagle United Methodist Church or the Wisconsin Lions Club Camp in Dexter’s honor.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Eagle and Palmyra, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit

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Celebration of Life Gathering
June 10, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Gibson Family Funeral Home - Eagle
499 Elkhorn Road
Eagle, WI 53119
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