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Susan "Sue" K. Bader


Susan "Sue" K. Bader, 67, of Ely, formerly of Mechanicsville, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Antioch Christian Church, with pastors Luke Stockeland and Kip Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Sue was born on April 2, 1951, to John and Annabelle (Breitbach) Lasche in Cascade, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Rick Bader on Aug. 16, 1974. Together, they raised seven children.
Sue retired from Rockwell Collins after many years of service as an administrative assistant. She showed her endearing love for people through her faith in God. She was very active in her church, Victory in Grace, founding a jail ministry and speaking to women.
Sue was a very passionate and genuinely caring person. She loved horses, traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandkids. Whether it be crafting, taking pictures or cousins camp, you always could find her in the center of the activity, leaving behind lots of special memories.
Sue never knew a stranger and always was very welcoming. She will be forever remembered for her witness, faithfulness and positive outlook on life. Sue was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother ("Baba") and friend.
She is survived by her children, Jeff (Jeanine Simmons) Bader of DeWitt, Steve (Kasey) Bader of Fall River, Wis, Angie (Ryan) Steen of Mount Vernon, Drew (Andrea) Bader of Beaver Dam, Wis., Anne (Luke) Stockeland of Columbia, Mo., Jessica (Brandon) Horman of Ely, and Luke (Lindsay) Bader of Beaver Damn, Wis.; grandchildren, Dylan and Katelynn Simmons, Rickey Bader, Madelyn, Ashlyn, and Carly Steen, Brynlee and James Bader, Jarren, Jolee, Olivia and Briella Stockeland, Beckam and Paxton Horman and Charlie and Bentley Bader; siblings, Peggy Baca of Cedar Rapids, Rick (Janelle) Lasche of Columbus, Wis., Mike (Jenny) Lasche of Neptune City, N.J., and Jim Lasche of Palmyra, Mo., and many loving extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
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