The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

William Bader

William “Bill” Bader, 81, of Rockford, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.

He was born December 19, 1932, in Liberty Township, the son of the late Edward and Florence (Martz) Bader. On December 1, 1956, he married Edith (Bricher) Bader, who survives in Rockford.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011Other survivors include four children, Stan (Sue) Bader of Van Wert, Doug (Carolyn) Bader of St. Marys, Greg Bader of Rockford and Lori (Jeff) Helm of Ohio City; a sister, Carol (Orville) Eischen of Celina; and five grandchildren.

A son, Danny Bader; two brothers, Robert and Larry Bader; and two sisters, Wanda Deitsch and Mary Bader, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Liberty Township, with Pastor Sharon Stonerock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford and an hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church or Rockford Recreation Association.

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POSTED: 06/27/14 at 11:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries