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.
Sandy was a wonderful person. A person that never had a bad thing to say about anyone. We both thought of you often because of the kind of person we new you were. We will miss you and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mike and Joan Hilliard and Scott
I read about Sandy in our local newspaper. My parents were friends of your parents when they lived in Kenosha and I remember you all coming out to visit us occasionally after we moved. I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Cathy (Frederking) Zwiefelhofer
Chippewa Falls, WI
Mike and I are very saddened by this news. Mike knew Sandy for years, as he was born and raised in Kenosha also.
He and Joe have been friends for years, and kept in touch since we moved here in 1997. I’m glad we got to spend time with Joe and Sandy as much as we did. She was such a nice, caring person, and she will be missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with Sandy’s entire family.
Mike and Ginny Palmer
I was really sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing in the Kenosha News today. I worked with her WAY back at the Oshkosh B’Gosh store. We worked together in the evenings and had many fun conversations. I really enjoyed working with her.
You all have my sympathy!
Sandy was a very special, kind, and wonderful person. She was proud of her family and often talked about her sons. She looked forward to the move to the Upper Peninsula. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her. Sincerely,
Joe and kids, your mom was one of the best people I knew. We all respected her for her strength, love and sincerity. She has been missed and will be missed for all of our lives and we send you our love and thoughts at this very sad time.
Dr. John Capelli and Staff