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Stephanie Budke

February 10, 1986 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 33)


Stephanie Marie Budke, age 33, of McCook, NE passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 22, 2019 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 83 south of North Platte, NE.

Stephanie was born February 10, 1986 in San Diego, CA to parents Kevin Dwain and Alyssa Marie (Munson) Collins.  She was one of three siblings who attended school in California, graduating from El Cajon Valley High School with the Class of 2004. Following high school, in 2007, Stephanie enlisted in the United States Air Force proudly serving her country before being medically discharged.

On June 19, 2012, Stephanie married Brett Michael Budke in Norfolk, NE.  The couple made their home in McCook and were blessed with two children, Owen and Alexis.  While living in McCook, Stephanie made the decision to further her education by attending McCook Community College.  She graduated in 2015 and then went on to attend Fort Hays State, graduating in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science Degree, several associate degrees and an Early Childhood Education Certificate. 

Stephanie was employed by Menards in North Platte as a 1st Assistant Hardware Manager.  She enjoyed bow making, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking and especially spending time with her husband, children and family. Stephanie was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1644.   

Stephanie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Sharon Collins; grandfather, Donald Munson; cousin, Joe Sloan; and great grandparents, Walter (Mildred) Sloan.

Those left to celebrate her life include her husband, Brett Budke, of McCook and their children, Owen Michael and Alexis Marie; parents, Kevin and Alyssa Collins of Norfolk, NE; father and mother in law, Blaine and Ann Budke of McCook; twin brother, Robert Collins of Norfolk; sister, Jennifer (Brian) Wilson of Highland, IL; brother in law, Eric Budke of North Platte; sister in law, Tina Pace of McCook; and grandmother, Joyce Munson of Norfolk.

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Memorial Service
August 29, 2019

10:30 AM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Burial with Military Honors
August 29, 2019

3:00 PM
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
12004 NE-56A Spur
Maxwell, NE 69151


Stephanie Budke Memorial Fund
210 West 3rd, McCook NE 69001

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