Joseph Bader

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Joseph A. Bader, 80, of Festus, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo.

He was born March 3, 1924, in St. Louis, son of Joseph and Alice Loos Bader. He married Mary Ellen Stengel.

He was a retired salesman and member of the Church of the Assumption in Herculaneum, Mo. He was formerly of Cape Girardeau and Kirkwood, Mo.

Bader served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Beverly Kelleher of St. Louis, Jackie Tatelbaum of Tempe, Ariz.; two sons, Chuck Bader of Crystal City, Chris Bader of Jackson; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters and a brother.

Friends may call at Vinyard's Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Mo., from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the Assumption in Pevely. The Rev. Robert Fleiter will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis.