Obituaries

Jennifer "Jenni" Lynn Bader

September 9, 1978 - June 4, 2019

Jennifer

Obituary

Jennifer “Jenni” Lynn Bader, 40, of Huntley, IL, passed away peacefully, June 4, 2019 in Huntley, IL. She was born on September 9, 1978 to Gary and Barbara (Zap) Reding in Wood River, IL. She married the love of her life, Jade Bader on October 11, 2003 at Old Stone Congregational Church in Rockton, IL. Jenni holds an undergraduate degree in education and a master’s degree in literacy. Teaching was a passion of hers. She taught at Etnyre Middle School in Oregon, IL. Jenni first and foremost loved being a mom and loved her dog, Captain. She enjoyed gardening, church Sunday school, the Beatles, and cheering on the Cubs.

Jenni is loved and missed by her husband, Jade; children, Karsin and Sophie; parents, Gary and Barbara; brother, Ian (Tiffany) Reding; father-in-law, Dan Bader; mother-in-law, Cathy Bader; sister-in-law, Jamie (Ken) Lundberg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dean Reding; and her maternal grandparents, Jim and Pauline Zap.

The Bader family would like to extend a special thank you to Jenni’s caregiver, Michelle Denley, with Heartland Hospice for all her help.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 401 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Beth Carson officiating. A Celebration of Life will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Alvarez Mexican Restaurant, 1600 S Bell School Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016. In lieu of flowers, memorials under Jenni’s name may be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, June 15, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Celebration of Life will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Alvarez Mexican Restaurant, 1600 S Bell School Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:00 am

St. John’s United Church of Christ

401 N Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-55544-3773

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 401 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Beth Carson officiating.

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We are so sorry to hear about Jenni. We are Praying for the family during this most difficult time. May God heal and support you to help ease the pain of your loss, but to continue to allow you to reflect on all the good times that were shared with Jenni!

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all!

Pauletta Jordan & Family 2019-06-25T18:27:22

I am so sorry for your loss, Jenni was beautiful inside and out! My deepest condolences to the whole family, I pray that God will give you peace🙏🙏🙏

Barb Hedrick 2019-06-07T21:36:59

Jade and the girls, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts break for you. We have been blessed to have you as neighbors. We will miss seeing Jenni’s pretty smile when we arrive home from work and she’s gardening in the front yard. I (Stephanie) feel like I’ve seen her in so many places this week, the store, walking in the sidewalk, at the park…smiling at me. We are here for you always.

Stephanie and Jason Burzynski 2019-06-07T16:09:54

We are so sorry for your loss. Sometimes life is just so unfair! We will pray for you all and if you just need to get away, you are always invited to come visit Us in South Carolina. Love Martina and Ken Carr

Martina and Ken Carr 2019-06-07T14:39:53

We were so terribly sorry to hear of Jennifer’s passing. I wonder if she’s talking with Uncle Dean about the Cubs. Please know that we are praying for you that you might find comfort at this difficult time.

Lorrie Drake 2019-06-06T15:54:14

Although I did not know Jennifer from what I hear she was a remarkable woman.Please accept my heartfelt sorrow over your loss.May God comfort you all and give you his peace.

David Matthews 2019-06-06T09:24:07

Jenni you touched so many people with your beautiful smile and caring heart. You will be missed but we all know you will continue to live on in the hearts of all those whom met you. Sending our heartfelt sympathy to your family…. The Wright Family

Karrie Wright 2019-06-06T08:51:59

Jenni had a beautiful soul….such a sweetheart. In all the years we knew her, she never had a cross word to say about anyone. We are so sorry that you all have to bare such a loss. We are here for you and the girls in any capacity..love to you all <3

Don and Lynda Shearer 2019-06-05T21:29:26

My very deepest condolences for you and your family. My prayers are with you all. Thinking of you at this time. May peace be with you .

Liz Huetson 2019-06-05T19:36:44

My deepest condolences to all of Jenni’s family. My heart breaks for all of you. Jenni was the one of the sweetest, courageous, and amazing woman I have ever known. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for all the Baders, Redings and friends who are all going to miss Jenni.

Cheryl Van Abbema 2019-06-05T15:58:37

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