Al "Bud' Stampka, 90, of Winona, passed away 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 handy man that 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, Hunter, Nathan, Hannah, Jarin, Nikolas, Brayden, Audrienna, and one on the way. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Delphine, Robert, and Joan.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, led by Reverend Wade Davick. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., 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.
Our deepest sympathy for the family of Bud, many many pleasant memories of the family. May God bless you all
Sending our sympathy from AZ Jeanie. Fun working with you and catching up on our families. Always had great conversations whenever we ran into you and Bud! Hugs, Sherry Krousey
Al has left to report to his last command, we often talked about this when i would visit him or he would stop here and visit me, he left this earth on the day of my birthday February 11th, he was a good buddy, but i will see him again when i report,we members of the v.f.w. are all a band of Brothers, Semper-Fi.
Jean....Thinking of you at this difficult time. My sympathy.
To the Family of "Bud" Thinking of you all at this time. Always hard to say good bye to a loved one. Many good visits over the yrs. when we would see you all at dances etc.....wonderful man. Know you are all in our thoughts & prayers! Sending hugs! Our sympathy to all.
Apologies for my 2/13 typo -posted after a night shift/ Jean- Judy had the hot potato salad- hugs to all Becky
RIP Uncle Bud- you will be missed. It was 1974 when we went to Bud and Judy's house for Thanksgiving. Among other great memories we had a blast at the local pub where Bud's sons were playing in a band. He was so proud. I went home sporting a "Mississippi Queen , Damn Good Times, Winona Minnesota " t-shirt. Love and hugs to all ! Becky and Tim Prodzinski,
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