Coffee Chat/Patti Badner

Published 10:28pm Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Name: Patti Middleton-Badner

Address: Cassopolis
Occupation: licensed insurance agent at Kemner Iott Agency of Cass County

Family: husband, Ed Badner; stepson, Joe; my Lab, Cocoa AKA Cujo;  and Kitten Little (who thinks she’s a Lab)

Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Dowagiac. Graduated from Dowagiac Union High School and Southwestern Michigan College
To what clubs/church do you belong? Southwestern Michigan Home Builders Association, Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors, Dowagiac Rotary, United Way, Junior Achievement, area Chambers, to name a few. My church is  Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church in Dowagiac.

Education: Dowagiac Union High School, SMC, Grand Valley State

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing? I would be in advertising or public relations.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? That’s a hard one as there are so many organizations I would want to help. As far as personal, I would set up trust funds for my family.

What’s something most people don’t know about you? I worked at WDOW as a radio programmer for Joe Jason when I moved back from North Carolina in 1995. I worked with Joe on all the live sports games.

Favorite food? veggies and dip

Last book you read? Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard

Favorite TV show? Big Bang Theory

Where would you go on your dream vacation? Australia

Pet peeve?  people with no self accountability

Best advice you ever got and who gave it to you? Always be yourself, work hard and good things will come to you.  My Mother

What would you want on your tombstone? No clue…Now that’s not what I want on my tombstone, just can’t think of what I would want it to say. Hee hee.



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