Roman F. Badura, 82, of Ashton, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. The Rev. Thomas A. Ryan will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, with a dinner to follow in the parish hall.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church with a 7 p.m. vigil service and Knights of Columbus rosary, with a reception to follow in the parish hall.
Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family.
Mr. Badura was born on Sept. 17, 1935, at the hospital in Loup City to Peter I. And Anna E. (Kwiatkowski) Badura. Roman grew up in Ashton and graduated from Ashton High School in 1953. He then attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Shortly thereafter, he worked as a loan and insurance officer in Omaha. Peter Badura asked Roman to come back to Ashton and work at the Ashton State Bank in the late 1950's.
Roman married Patricia Jo Golus on April 22, 1960 in Loup City. The couple had three children and lived their entire married life in Ashton until Patricia’s death on Jan. 19, 1997.
Roman worked at the Ashton State Bank until his retirement in the late 1990's. After retirement, he spent several years traveling around the United States and Europe. He loved to travel and participated in the Elder House programs, as well as, traveling with his sister, Lois Kaminski, and wife, Sandra Badura.
Roman was married to Sandra M. (Jamrog) Lukasiewicz on Oct. 5, 2002, at Farwell. They lived in Ashton until his death.
Roman had various hobbies and interests; including aviation, haven taken flying lessons, and exposing his children to air shows such as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. He also took a keen interest in meteorology, home improvement projects, woodworking, hunting, fishing, boating, nature, and feeding the squirrels in his yard.
He was a very devoted father and grandfather. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. His face would light up when they visited and he spent time traveling to visit them and took trips with them as well. Roman was also known as a “favorite” uncle and was very involved with the nieces and nephews. He loved children and would always try to talk to any baby or young child that he saw when he was out and about.
Roman was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, American Bankers Association, Nebraska Bankers Association, and Knights of Columbus Council No 5455 and was a former Ashton Volunteer Firefighter.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Badura of Ashton; daughter, Lynn Badura of Phoenix, AZ; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Nick and Camie Badura of Loup City and Joe Badura of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren, Abby and Sydney Badura, both of Loup City and Lincoln Badura of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Lois Kaminski of Omaha; Sandra's children, John and Denise Lukasiewicz of Omaha, Sue Lukasiewicz and Dwight Haldeman of Wood River and Tom and Veronica Lukasiewicz of Roanoke, VA; Sandra's grandchildren, Steven Lukasiewicz and Adam Lukasiewicz of Omaha, Corbin Lukasiewicz of Midway, UT; Chase Lukasiewicz of Omaha, and Alondra and Arabella Lukasiewicz of Roanoke, VA; and one step great granddaughter, Lexi Lukasiewicz of Omaha; sister-in-law, Shirley Badura of Omaha; brother-in-law, Ron and Kris Golus of Boise, ID; sister-in-law, Jan Lane of Afton, IA; brother-in-law, Tom and Anna Jamrog of Waverly; sister-in-law, Mary and John Coffey of Raleigh, NC; and brother-in-law, Dave and Jan Jamrog of Kearney, as well as several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Badura; brothers, Ralph and wife, Claudia Badura and Gerald Badura; niece, Jana Kaminski Stenslokken and nephew, Steve Badura.
The family wishes to thank Jared Kramer, MD, and the staff of Howard County Medical Center and Brookefield Park of St. Paul.
Memorials are suggested to Sherman County Foundation, Ashton Volunteer Fire Department, the Polish Heritage Center of Ashton and St. Francis Catholic Church of Ashton.