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In Memory of Joanne Bader

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday July 22, 2022
Peace Lutheran Church
2355 Clark Road
Dresser WI, 54009

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Friday July 22, 2022
Peace Lutheran Church
2355 Clark Road
Dresser WI, 54009

Joanne Mae (Thomas) Bader, age 90 of Hudson WI and formerly of St. Croix Falls, Lake Havasu City AZ and Dresser WI passed away after attaining her 90th birthday surrounded by her loving family.  She is survived by her six children, Pam (Jim) Groth of New Richmond WI), Cathy (Craig) Gray of Hudson WI, Jeff (Tressa) Bader of Folsum CA, David (Jan) Bader of McFarland WI, Tom (Meg) Bader of Stillwater MN and Lynne (Omar) Mickens of Keller TX as well as 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by sister Beverly (Erv) Martens of Mequon WI and brother Jim (Carol) Thomas of Tupelo MS. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband Russ, sister Dolores Hoernke, grand-daughter Ava Mickens and parents Percy and Mabel Thomas.

 

Born in Duluth MN, Joanne moved with her family to a farm near Ubet WI as a child and graduated from Osceola HS in 1949.  She married Russ Bader in 1951, remaining in a loving marriage for 65 years until his passing in 2016. 

 

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Dresser WI with visitation at 10 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Homes, 520 S. 11th Street, Hudson, WI. (715)386-3725 www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

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