Robert Charles “Bob” Budke, 58, Hays, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at his home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1958, in Beloit to Charles H. “Charlie” and Cecilia (Meyer) Budke. He was a 1976 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts from Fort Hays State University.
He married Mary Ann (Weikert) Shorman on May 22, 1981. He later married Sandra Dreiling on Sept. 3, 1999. He was the owner and operator of Budke Construction.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1325 and Marked Men for Christ.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, coaching, KU basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. He enjoyed volunteering and helping others, was very loyal, and spending time with his family and grandchildren and trying to keep up with his dog, Sophie.
Survivors include his mother, Hays, two sons; Matthew Budke and wife, Laura, Spring Hill, and Austin Budke, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter; Rachel Wolf and husband, Scott, Colby; four brothers, Dennis Budke and wife, Diana, Hays, Carl Budke and wife, Jama, Arvada, Colo., Earl Budke, Olathe, Chuck Budke and wife, Diane, Salina; seven sisters, Marilyn Werth and husband, Tim, Mary Hallagin and husband, Troy, all of Hays, Lucia Knopp and husband, Steve, Russell, Barb Sechrist and husband, Gary, Lyons, Diane Frantz and husband, Terry, Phillipsburg, Charlene Juenemann and husband, Ron, Phillipsburg, and Nancy Miller and husband, Jeff, Spring Hill; and three grandchildren, Evan, Olivia and Madisyn.
He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters; Cecilia Terese and Kathleen Marie; and a granddaughter, Ella Lynn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.
A vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus Council No. 1325, rosary at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to TMP-Marian High School in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent the family at www.haysmemorial.com.