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.