Fred LeRoy Bader

September 18, 1948 ~ February 28, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Fred Bader Obituary

A Memorial Mass for Fred L. Bader, 74 of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Gregory Carl will be the celebrant. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 p.m., followed by a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.

Fred passed away in Tilden, NE, on February 28, 2023.

He was born in Albion, NE, on September 18, 1948, the son of Albert and Thelma (Cummings) Bader. He was raised in Albion and attended Albion Public School.

Following his formal education, Fred joined the carnival. On January 14, 1967, Fred married Judith Goetzinger at St. John’s Catholic Church in Petersburg. Three children were born to this union.

Fred was employed at Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus before beginning his 35 year career with 7up. In 2006, Fred purchased the Bader’s Highway and Street Maintenance business. He operated that business until 2014.

Fred was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. However, his passion was his family.

Fred is survived by his three children and their spouses: Roger (Melissa) Bader, of Yankton, SD; Jackie (Adrian) Mayer, of Norfolk; Kirk (Jessica) Bader, of Norfolk; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. His siblings that survive him include: Carol Jean Greek, of Los Angles, CA, William Richards, of Norfolk, John Richards, of Columbus, NE, Leanna Sparks, of Ontario, CA, Dorothy Gross, of Ohio, and Jimmy Bader, of Albion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, Judith, in 2012, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

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March 6, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Mary s Catholic Church (Norfolk)

Vigil Service
March 6, 2023

7:00 PM
St. Mary s Catholic Church (Norfolk)

Memorial Mass
March 7, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Mary s Catholic Church (Norfolk)


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