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Theresa M. Bader

March 24, 1960 — October 4, 2021

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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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, October 10, 2021

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

502 Utica St, Palmer, NE 68864

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

502 Utica St, Palmer, NE 68864

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Private Family Graveside Service

Rose Hill Cemetery

, Palmer, NE 68864

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