Stephen M. “Steve” Badura, 57, of Ashton, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Revs. Marty Egging and Richard Piontkowski will officiate. Mr. Badura's body will be cremated after the services, with inurnment at a later date in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.
Visitation will be Sunday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church from 5 to 7 p.m. , with a 6 p.m. vigil service.
Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Badura was born on Aug. 21, 1955, at St. Paul, the son of Gerald P. and Shirley A. (Brouillette) Badura.
He was united in marriage to Bonnie M. Jonak on May 28, 1983, at Paplin.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Badura of Ashton; his mother, Shirley Badura of Omaha; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Joshua and Sarah Badura of Omaha and Lucas Badura of Ashton; four daughters, Samantha Badura of Omaha, Brittney Badura of Kearney, Shayla Badura of Crete and Heather Badura and her friend, John Gallaway of Ashton; a sister, Kim Mostek of Omaha; and a brother, Randy Badura of Nebraska City.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Nadia, Trey, Prestyn, Brooke, Kira, Leyton and Braxton.
Steve grew up in Ashton where he attended St. Francis Parochial School and graduated from Loup City High School in 1973. He then attended UN-L for several years. In 1976, he became a mail carrier in Grand Island and also worked at the family business, Badura's Store in Ashton.
He and Bonnie lived their entire married life in Ashton. He was still working as a mail carrier in Grand Island at the time of his death. He was also a longtime coach, referee and umpire in the area and truly loved selling fireworks in Ashton, ever since he was 12 years old.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton and was a current school board member for Loup City Public Schools, having served for 10+ years.
Steve loved sports, antiques, collectibles, history, traveling, Hallmark movies, Christmas Shows and Christmas lights. He dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.