Al “Bud’ Stampka, 90, of Winona, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Winona Health. He was born on April 9, 1927, to Agnes Stampka.
In 1945 Bud joined the Navy and worked as a Seabee. In 1946 he was honorably discharged. He worked at Badger Contruction for over 30 years before retiring. Bud served as the president of the union for many years. He was a member of the VFW and was an assistant chaplain with them. He truly enjoyed visiting with other veterans.
Bud was a true handyman who could fix anything. He enjoyed working on cars and carpentry. He also really enjoyed singing in the family band.
Bud is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean; children, Gary (Janet), Dale (Helen), Steve (Tammy), and Ken (Mary); grandchildren, Laura, John, Brent, Holly, April, Tanya, Stephanie, Travis; great-grandchildren, Madison, Dakota, Dustin, Danica, Delana, Nathan, Hannah, Jarin, Nikolas, Brayden, Audrienna, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Delphine, Robert, and Joan.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, led by Reverend Wade Davick. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at a later date in Buffalo City Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Bud and view is video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.