Monday, September 19th, 2011
Dorothy J. Bader, 81, Rockford, died at 1:24 p.m. Sept. 17, 2011, at The Gardens in Celina.
She was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Mercer County to Edwin and Frona Bollenbacher. On Feb. 28, 1953, she married Robert E. Bader, who died April 18, 2005.
Surviving are two sons, Art Bader, Rockford, and Jim (Lori) Bader, Celina; a sister, Donna Bollenbacher, Rockford; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Herb Bollenbacher; and a sister, Mildred Brehm.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Liberty Township, where she served on the church council and was secretary of the church finance committee. She was retired from CTS, Berne, Ind., where she worked in the quality control area. She also was a partner in a catering business.
She was a member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and volunteered at Parkway schools athletic functions.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Randy Swanson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour before service at the church.
Memorials may be made to State of Heart Hospice or to the church.
Condolences may be left at ciscofuneralhome.com.