Nicholas E. Bombka, 52, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Majestic Care of New Haven. He was born on March 13, 1967, the son of Robert A. and Judith A. (Mahlan) Bombka. On April 20, 2013, he married Cathay L. Myers.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He was also a 1986 graduate of Bellmont High School.
Nick was a skilled welder, working at various factories including Poseidon Barge. He also was involved with TND Fireworks, where he was a Certified Pyrotechnician and Shooter and a member of the Pyrotechnics Guild International.
He volunteered for many years with family at the Annual Notre Dame Smoker in Decatur. He was an avid Notre Dame and Minnesota Viking fan. He also followed whoever was driving NASCAR #2.
Nick is survived by his mother, Judith Bombka of Decatur; wife, Cathay Bombka of Ft. Wayne; 2 daughters, Alyssa N. Bombka and Erica L. (Ethan) Sowers both of Ft. Wayne; 2 step sons, Joshua W. Stoiche and Michael G. Stoiche both of Ft. Wayne; a brother, Tim (Sharon) Bombka of Decatur; a sister, Renee Bombka of Decatur; 3 grandchildren, Jaxson Bombka, Elliot Bombka, and Elowin Sowers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Bombka and his sister, Michelle R. Beer
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
A Prayer Service will be held at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial offered at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Father Stephen Colchin will be presiding and burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School Tuition Assistance.
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