Sandra J. “Sandy” (Thorson) Badham, age 43, of 15829 Trails End Road, Rapid River, MI died Sunday morning May 22, 2005 unexpectedly at home. Sandra was born June 9, 1961 in Kenosha, WI the daughter of Gerald and Ione (Stuve) Thorson. She was raised in Kenosha and was a 1979 graduate of Tremper High School in Kenosha. While in High School she participated in the symphonic band. Sandy continued her education at Gateway Tech in Racine where she received her Cosmetology License.
On April 30 1983 she was united in marriage to Joseph Badham and they made their residence in Kenosha until recently when they moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. While in Kenosha Sandy had worked for the Osh Kosh B’Gosh Outlet Store for many years. Sandy was a very kind and understanding mother and friend who enjoyed cooking and camping. She was a creative homemaker and she always looked forward to spending time with her girlfriends for a week in Northern Wisconsin.
In addition to her husband Joe, survivors include:
3 Sons: Justin Badham of Milwaukee; Cody Badham of Pigeon Falls; Nicholas Badham of New Jersey
Father: Gerald Thorson of Pigeon Falls
Mother-in-law: Phyllis Badham of Kenosha
1 Brother: Gary (Nancy) Thorson of Pigeon Falls
1 Sister: Karen (Steve) Skalla of Pigeon Falls
4 nieces and 3 nephews
Sandy was preceded in death by her mother Ione on October 6, 2004 and a nephew Jason Salerno. She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law William Badham Jr. in September of 2004.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Sandra J. Badham will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pigeon Falls with Rev. Dale Moe officiating. A gathering of friends will be held on Tuesday at T.G.’s in Kenosha beginning at 6:00 P.M.