Harry Badtram

Posted Online: Feb. 23, 2013, 10:24 pm
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Harry Harold Badtram, 91, of Eldridge, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Services will be at a later date. McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, is handling arrangements.
He was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Eldridge, to Edward and Annie Blake Badtram. He married Alta Ewoldt Jan. 12, 1946.
Surviving are his wife, Pleasant Valley; daughters, Mary Feldpausch, DeWitt, Iowa, Joann Bullock, Bettendorf; sons, Harold, West Burlington, Iowa, Roy, Donahue; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward, Davenport.


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