Steven Badertscher January 21, 1960 - February 16, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Steven “Steve” L. Badertscher, age 59, of Sac City, and formerly of Storm Lake, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 16, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Memorial services was held Friday, February 22, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sac City. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. Visitation will take place Thursday, February 21, from 4 - 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sac City with the family present from 5 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Steve’s name. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Steven Lynn Badertscher, the son of William and LeOta (Grable) Badertscher, was born on January 21, 1960 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Steve was baptized at Maple Grove Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska and later confirmed.

 In his youth, Steve attended grade school at Sandridge School District 42. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1978. Right out of high school, Steve worked on the wheat harvest throughout the midwest. He furthered his education after high school by attending Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska where he received his Associates of Applied Science in Agricultural Business.

Throughout his working career, Steve worked for Sands Livestock, Fletcher Manufacturing, Murphy Family Farms, and Gillis Agricultural Systems, later QC Supply. Steve worked with Gillis/QC Supply from 1990 until 2018.

On July 30, 2015, Steve was united in marriage to Sharon Roland at the Ponca State Park in Ponca, Nebraska.

In his free time, Steve enjoyed fishing, lawn mower rides with grandkids, traveling with Sharon, hunting and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed tinkering in his garage and tending to his yard work. He was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers and NASCAR fan. Above all, Steve loved spending time with his family, especially during summer family vacations. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sharon Badertscher of Sac City, Iowa; children, Cara (Tyler) Pedersen of Alta, Iowa and Jarren (Jessica) Badertscher of Storm Lake, Iowa; step-children, Briana (Lorne) Fauth of Lawton, Iowa and Brent (special friend, Samantha) Erritt of Moville, Iowa; brother, Scott (Laurie) Badertscher of Tecumseh, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Donna Riedemann of Marcus, Iowa and brother-in-law, Don (Sabrina) Roland of Sac City, Iowa; grandchildren: Parker, Brock, and Addison Pedersen of Alta, Iowa; Tashianna and Carson Erritt of Moville, Iowa; Felix Fernandez and Raeyna Novak of Moville, Iowa; and Brilee, Braelynn, Brooklynn, and Brynlee Fauth of Lawton, Iowa; niece, Lindsey Badertscher; two nephews: Grant Badertscher and Garret Badertscher; and extended family and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, William and LeOta Badertscher; brother, Daryl Badertscher; parents-in-law, Donald and Jean Roland; and brother-in-law, Vern Riedemann of Marcus, Iowa.