Dr. Louis J. Badeen, Sr., 91, of Leawood, Kansas passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 24th, 10:00 a.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, with burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Louis was born, January 19, 1920, in McAlester, Oklahoma. He practiced Dentistry since 1945 and was past President of UMKC School Dental Alumni. He was also past Chapter President as well as past National President of UNICO National (Italian American Service organization). He was a retired officer with the Army Air Corps and served in WWII. Louis was a philanthropic fundraiser for many local and national causes. He was a generous man, a loving father, brother, grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Louis was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rosemary Badeen. He is survived by his three sons; Dr. Louis J. Badeen, II and wife LaVaughn, Dr. Michael H. Badeen and Dr. Steven J. Badeen and wife Maryann; brother, Fr. John Badeen; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Lisa, Thomas, Brandon, Andrew, Ben and Mary Elizabeth.