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Sunday October 10th, 2021
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Theresa M. Bader

Theresa M. (Jerabek) Bader, 61, of Palmer, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palmer. Cremation will take place following the visitation.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palmer. The Rev. Craig Niemeier and Rev. John Doolittle will officiate. A private family burial will be held later in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

Theresa was born on March 24, 1960, at Loup City, the daughter of Aaron J. and JoAnn M. (Runge) Jerebek. She grew up on the family farm west of Farwell with her five sisters and one brother. She attended St. Anthony’s Parochial School, Farwell Public School, and was a 1978 graduate of St. Paul High School.

Over the years, Theresa worked at Abel’s Nursing Home, Howard County Communications Center, St. Paul Police Department and Dr. Maurice D. Mathews Medical Clinic for a number of years.

She was united in marriage to Steven D. Bader on Nov. 28, 1998, at Palmer. The couple lived, farmed and ranched in the Palmer area their entire married life.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palmer.

Theresa enjoyed fishing and traveling with Steve. She loved her dog, chickens, guineas, turkeys, baby calves and horse, etc.…. Her family would often refer to her as, “Saint Francis of Assisi” because of her love for all animals.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Bader of Palmer; step son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Nikole Bader of Palmer; step daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Josh Crenshaw of Phoenix, AZ; a granddaughter, Remi Bader, with another granddaughter on the way; mother, JoAnn Jerabek of Farwell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lori and Tim Fredrick of Palmer, Connie Jo and Frank Beck of St. Paul, Bryan Stanczyk of Ashton and Michele and Doug Oeltjen of St. Paul; brother, Nick Jerabek and Jackie Ziegler of Farwell; mother-in-law, Katherine Bader of St. Paul; brothers-in-law, Roger Bader of Colorado Springs, CO and Gary Berner and his wife, Shirley of Kansas City, KS; her beloved dog, Perky; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Aaron Jerabek; sisters, Joani Stanczyk and Brenda Jerabek; father-in-law, Donald Bader; sister-in-law, Nancy Berner; and nephews, Jonathan Jerabek and Dan Bader.

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A candle was lit in memory of Theresa Bader

Leanna Obermiller Oct 12 2021 2:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Theresa Bader

Mark and kristi Ulferts Oct 10 2021 4:36 PM

My deepest sympathy to Steve and family and JoAnn and all of her sibilings. Theresa was a wonderful person always a smile and fun loving person. Rest in Peace Theresa!!

Velda Peters Oct 10 2021 2:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Theresa Bader

Penny and Earl Tjernagel Sautter Oct 7 2021 11:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Theresa Bader

Sue Lukasiewicz Oct 7 2021 9:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Theresa Bader

Lana Bushhousen Oct 7 2021 7:15 PM

My prayers are with the family of Theresa and the Jerabek family. May God comfort you at this time.

I am blessed to have known Theresa and all the Jerabek family. May our Lord give you peace.

Mother Lucy Lukasiewicz Oct 7 2021 3:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Theresa Bader

Marie Platek Oct 7 2021 6:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Theresa Bader

Larry Fredrick Oct 7 2021 2:09 AM

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