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Steve M. Badura

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.

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Bonnie, we just found about about Steve. We feel so sorry for your loss. I remember well, his hugs. As a little kid visiting from far away, it was comforting to know that big guy cared. Our prayers are with you and we'll light a candle for him. God be with you all.

Jacqueline Wittwer Jan 15 2013 2:38 PM

Good bye, good buddy, good bye.

Oliver Starkey Jan 14 2013 9:28 PM

Shirley Badura. I see you must have moved from York. So sorry hear of your son's death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and his family. He was way to young.

Ron-Lorrine Hervert Dec 25 2012 9:11 PM

Bonnie and Family,We are sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers. We were very shocked when we received the phone call from Lenny Friday night. We have known Steve for over 35 years. He was a wonderful friend and a great Letter Carrier! He always gave 120%. Always willing to help whenever needed. He was an excellent asset to the US Postal Service and will be missed. Cherish the memories and realize the Lord is always with you.

Dave and Judy Varley (retired Postmaster) Dec 23 2012 7:58 PM

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve was always fun to be around and we will mis him.

Todd and Susan Kamler Dec 23 2012 2:24 PM

Bonnie and Family,accept our deepest sympathies.Steve will be Missed By you and all his Good Friends that he had... When I had my business in Ashton and went to the store to get supplies Steve seemed to always have a good story to tell me and I always left with a smile or good laugh.. Ashton lost another great citizen and will be missed.. God Bless Steve and His Family and Friends....

Karl & Melissa Janulewicz Dec 23 2012 12:55 PM

We are so sorry for your loss he was way to young. Please know that you are in our thoughts and payers.

Doug & Marti Fousek Dec 22 2012 6:41 PM

Bonnie and Family. We were stunned and deeply saddened by the loss of Steve. He was one of my favorite all time co-workers. I had a lot of fun with him, both on and off the job!Kelly Kava & Michelle Mariani

Kelly Kava Dec 22 2012 3:16 PM

Bonnie and Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I will always remember Steve. There is comfort in knowing that he was a good man who served his community and school well.

Wayne Kaminski Dec 22 2012 2:29 PM

Bonnie & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Steve. The world has indeed lost one of the good guys. You are all in our prayers

Bruce & Mary Clark Dec 22 2012 8:57 AM

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