James "Jim" Dean Badertscher, 82, died April 8, 2016, at 2:15 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Jim was born July 17, 1933, in Bluffton to the late Edwin and Mae (Murray) Badertscher. On July 18, 1959, he married Ruth Hankish Badertscher who survives.
Jim retired from Lima Ford Engine Plant after 20 years. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church both of Bluffton. Jim was a member of American Legion Post #382, Bluffton, graduated from Bluffton High School, attended Bluffton College and was a U.S. Army veteran.