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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

James A. H. Badeen

13 September, 195429 December, 2019

James “Jim” Alfred Hugh Badeen, aged 65, of New Hudson, Michigan passed away on Sunday December 29, 2019, after an extended battle with cancer. He was born September 13, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri to Louise Hugh (Hale) Badeen and the late Fr. John Alfred Badeen.

Jim was a retired Major in the US Army Military Police Corp having served at many bases stateside, in Honduras, and during the first Persian Gulf War. Prior to joining the military, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Boy Scout troop “Lucky” 13. He attended Eastern Michigan University on an Army ROTC Scholarship obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Political Science with a minor in Military Science. He married his wife of 42 years, Linda Rose Domeier, of Ann Arbor, MI, in 1977. James was an avid singer having been a member of multiple choirs, including the St. Michael Orthodox Church Choir and the St. Romano’s Chorale in Texas; and the St. Mary Basilica Choir, and the Council of Orthodox Churches Choir in Michigan. He worked to build ACORN radio a pan orthodox worldwide radio broadcast while in Beaumont, TX and later in life, helped to start Detroit’s Own Orthodox Radio Network (DOOR), serving as the host and producer of the weekly radio broadcast for over 200 episodes reaching thousands of listeners worldwide.

He served as mentor coordinator for the 17th District Veterans Court in Redford, MI, advocating for and helping guide veterans having difficulty acclimating to civilian life. Jim worked alongside his brother, George, as the operations manager at Midwest Auto Auction for the past 20 years. He was well known for his story telling, pulling from all aspects of his experiences in life, often commanding a crowd and leaving with new friends. He was a loving father, husband, brother, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Rose; daughter, Dana Marie and her husband Marijn Beije; son, Kevin John Hugh and his wife Jodie; granddaughters, Eliana, Brooke, and Brynn; mother, Louise; sister, Farida; brother, George and his wife Lynne.

His funeral service will be held at 11am, January 2, 2020 at St Mary Basilica, 18200 Merriman Rd, Livonia, with visitation at 10:30 am. He will be interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX on January 7 at 1:15pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in James' memory may be made to Basilica of St Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HarryjWillLivonia.com for the Badeen family.

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  • Funeral In State Thursday, 2 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 2 January , 2020

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WILLIAM EMERSON

14 February 2020

I am saddened to hear about the death of Major Badeen. He was a great guy and a true advocate for veterans.

He will be missed.

David Dahl

5 February 2020

Jim was a friend from college. There was a small group of us from the EMU ROTC Department that were close at the time. He was a true gentleman. Intelligent, dedicated and the nicest person you could ever meet. My heartfelt condolences to Linda and the rest of Jim's family.

James Bucky Callas

14 January 2020

James (Jimmy) and his brother George were such active members in our Troop "Lucky" 13. The Troop was young then and Cousin Gary Baine "Doc Baine" was the Scoutmaster. It was an amazing time and the Troop was so much stronger because of the Badeen Brothers. We some great times at Camp Urland, Dean's Place, and at our Scout Hut in Ida Reed Park. On one Camp Jimmy and his brother did a skit about El Cid....some about El Cid breath smelled like an Iguana, the crowd was overcome with laughter. I will also remember him and the fine young man he was. "My The Great Scoutmaster of All Good Scouts Be With Us Until We Meet Again"

Gail Hinson

30 December 2019

Uplifting ALL for GOD's peace and comfort to overwhelm you as you mourn his loss!

Dianne Farah

30 December 2019

A million small memories but one salient emotion - Jimmy was always with us and now he is not going to be. And we will miss him.
He brought cheer, fun, conversation, and light with him into every room he entered. He was a kind man, never hesitating to help when asked. He was also a serious man, a researcher, a man of quiet faith underneath all that bravado. Now he is in a place of sweet repose, and his suffering, sickness and sighing have fled away. May his memory be eternal. Sing now with the angels, Jim. Love, Riad and Dianne