June Jesse Badberg, 93 years, 10 months and 18 days, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City, Nebraska, with her family at her side.
June Jesse Badberg, 93 years, 10 months and 18 days, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City, Nebraska, with her family at her side. June Jesse Crook was born on June 13, 1920, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, to Clarence Leon and Mary Magdalena (Gloeckel) Crook. After June graduated from the Nebraska City High School in 1937, she helped her parents on the farm and went to work at Badberg's Good Butter Shop. On January 1, 1944, June and Terrence “Terry” James Badberg were united in marriage in Temple, Texas. To their union they had three children: Ronald A., Constance J. And Sue Ellen. They made their home in the Nebraska City, Nebraska area, and June attended Peru Teachers College earning a two-year teaching certificate. June taught school at Rural School District 2 (north) and Rural School District 35 (south) of Nebraska City. She later taught 5th Grade at 2nd Avenue School. June also worked at the Lincoln Telephone Company as a phone operator before becoming the secretary/treasurer for the family business, Badberg Construction Company. She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, where she was active in circles and church activities. She was President of Church Women United for several years and was honored by that organization in 2007 for her leadership contributions. She and Terry were very active in the Nebraska City Lions and Lioness Clubs and both traveled the district often to area Clubs to fulfill Terry's duties as a District Governor. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, mowing (which she was doing up to the age of 90), taking care of her cats, being with friends and loved watching her family grow up. June was preceded in death by her father and mother; three sisters, infant Lena, Rosa May Herman and Lillian Grace Lyon; two brothers, Leon Carl Crook, and Bertie Lee Crook; and husband Terrence. Survivors of June include her three children: Ronald A. Badberg and wife Susan Nebraska City, Nebraska, Constance J. Ruhaak of LaVista, Nebraska, and Sue Ellen Farmer and husband William W. of Rock Port, Missouri; nine grandchildren: Kathryn A. White and husband Keith of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Stephanie J. Patton and husband Douglas of Palmyra, Nebraska, Clint L. Badberg and wife Amy of Sheldon, Iowa, Christopher J. Ruhaak and wife Melanie of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kevin Ruhaak and wife Stacy of Bellevue, Nebraska, Deanna J. Campbell and husband Larry of Nebraska City, Nebraska, William A. Badberg and wife Alana Duck of San Antonio, Texas, W. C. Farmer and wife Shauna of Rock Port, Missouri, and Michael P. Farmer and wife Lisa of Rock Port, Missouri; twenty-three great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and with the family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 5, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Peterson Mortuary, and 12:30 p.m. until service time at the First Christian Church. A Celebration of the Life of June Jesse Badberg Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Nebraska City, Nebraska, with the Reverend Jerry Albright officiating. The burial will follow at the Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Messages of condolence or remembrances may be left on the website PetersonMortuaryNE.com or emailed to PetersonMortuary@hotmail.com Service is entrusted to Peterson Mortuary at 111 North 11th Street in Nebraska City, Nebraska, 68410.