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Badura, 62, of Grand Island died Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at Clarkson
Tower University Medical Center in Omaha, from complications of a stroke.
Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
in Grand Island. The Reverend Todd Philipsen will officiate. Burial
of ashes will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Paplin Cemetery. The Reverends
Todd Philipsen and Martin Egging will be officiating.
There will be no visitation. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand
Island is serving the family.
An additional Celebration of Life to honor Ron will be announced at
a later date.
Mr. Badura was born May 4, 1948 at Loup City the son of Al and Irene
Survivors are his wife, Joanne; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and
Jennifer Badura of Aurora; his mother, Irene Badura of Loup City; sister,
Sandi Jorgensen of St. Paul, NE; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and
Martin Grgurich of Lincoln and brother-in-law, Karl Jorgensen of North
Those also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Caleb and
Danica Badura; nieces and their husbands, Cami and Nick Badura, Sarah
and Tom McMaster and Jessica Jorgensen.
He was welcomed into heaven by his father and two brothers, Jimmy and
Ron was raised in the Ashton Loup City area graduating from Loup City
High School, class of 1966. He married Maxine Franckowiak on May
17, 1969. Later he was united in marriage to Joanne Laidman on
March 1, 1986.
Following high school he made Grand Island his home where he was employed
at New Holland for over 39 years, retiring in 2006. Following retirement
Ron went to work for Riverside Golf Club.
He was a member of the Platt-Duetsche, Sons of the American Legion,
past president of Polish Heritage Center in Ashton, United Veterans Honor
Guard and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He volunteered calling
bingo at the United Veterans Club and Blessed Sacrament Parish Thrift
Store. Ron enjoyed giving back to his community. He also
enjoyed bowling, golfing with his grandkids and was an avid gardener.
Love for Ron extended far beyond our boarders as his memory is cherished
by many friends and family living in Canada.. Lorayne Laidman, Lary and
Donna Laidman & Family Linda and Wolf Prinz & family.
Memorials are suggested to the Polish Heritage Center in Ashton or
the Paplin Cemetery Association.