Edward Steven Badura, 76, who had been chief chemist for the Great Western and Western Sugar companies, died Sept. 27, 2011.
He was born to Catherine (Franckoviak) and Francis Badura on June 16, 1935, in Loup City, Neb. He grew up in Billings and Clark, Wyo.
He attended Billings Central Catholic High School, Carroll College and Montana State University, receiving a degree in chemistry and working as chief chemist for Great Western and Western Sugar in Billings, Lovell, Wyo., and Scotts Bluff, Neb., among others.
In 1959 he married Dorothy May Slough. In 1978, they divorced. He enlisted in the Army, serving for several years, and received help from the Veterans Administration during his stay at Billings Health and Rehabilitation.
Survivors include children, Mona Badura, Kirby Badura and John Badura, all of Portland, Ore., Glenda Banks, Dee Thomas and Edward Badura, all of Billings, and Karla Fantigrossi of Charlotte, N.C.; siblings, Carolyn Hubbard of Bozeman, Janice Reichert of Belgrade, Martin Badura of Ennis, Theresa Deso of Midland, Texas, and Elemarie Denney of Clarks Fork, Wyo.; and by grandchildren.
Visitation was Sept. 30 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Vigil and Funeral Mass were both at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral.
Memorials may be made to Billings Health and Rehabilitation.