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Diane Badure

Diane Badure, age 64 of Belvidere, SD, died Friday, January 1, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday, January 5, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka, with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant.

Music was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, organist. Ushers were John Herber and Kenny Fox. Pallbearers were Jerry Grimes, Rodney Sharp, Troy Ehrmantraut, Paul Scherf, Wade Fox, Chris Elwood, Stu Strain and Jim Boyd.

Interment was in the Belvidere Cemetery.

Diane Faye Rittel was born September 22, 1945, in Kadoka, SD, the daughter of Merle and Florence (Hellmers) Rittel. She grew up in the Belvidere community attending all 12 years of schooling in Belvidere, graduating from Belvidere High School in 1963.

On June 2, 1963, she married Allen Badure, also of Belvidere. They spent their first four years working for Zack and Norma Word on a ranch south of the Big White River. In 1967, they leased the Hi and Wanda Osborn Ranch. Diane had a very strong relationship with Wanda and Hi.

Diane was extremely proud of the Belvidere community and the people around it. She was a true ranch lady. She made tons of food in her lifetime, packing food out to the cowboys or feeding them at home. She was very fond of all the young boys that worked on the ranch throughout the years.

Her main concern was, of course, her family, especially her four grandchildren. She very much enjoyed holidays, especially when all the family would get together.

Diane had a very close relationship with Jane Livingston and Jane's daughter, Kylie Brunson. In later years, there were many helpful friends that came to her aid. Diane was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka, R-CALF USA, and the South Dakota Stockgrowers.

Grateful for having shared her life include her husband, Allen Badure of Belvidere; two sons, Greg Badure and his wife, Dana, and their children, Brisa and Martin, and Baxter Badure and his wife, Carol, and their two children, Brianna and Kianna, all of Belvidere; two sisters, Sharon Teets and Judy Brodsky and her husband, Mike, all of Grand Island, NE; a nephew, Troy Teets and his wife, Heather, and their son, Nicholas, of Grand Island; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial has been established to the Belvidere Fellowship Hall in Belvidere.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com