Irene R. Bader

Irene R. Bader, age 94, South Eighth Street, DuBois, Pa. died Monday, June 13, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.

Born July 14, 1921 in DuBois, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leona (Devine) Thunberg.

She worked at Mader’s Confectionary in DuBois where she met the love of her life, William A. Bader. On August 23, 1940, they married. After 54 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on October 19, 1994.

She worked at Wilson’s Bakery and then Riverside Market for 24 years as a cake decorator. She also taught cake decorating at Jeff Tech.

Irene was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling, crafts, sewing and working with her hands. She also enjoyed helping her husband, Bill in many Knights of Columbus activities.

Irene is survived by a daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Shaffer and her husband, Bill of DuBois, PA, one granddaughter, Diane Brunetti and her husband, Todd of DuBois, PA, five great grandchildren (Noah and Erik Shaffer and Patrick, Alyssa and Maggie Heath).

She was preceded in death by her son, William A. Bader, Jr., her grandson, William Shaffer, Jr., and two sisters (her twin, Eileen Harris and Carol Statesman).

There will be visitation on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Edward Walk as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to charity of the donor’s choice.

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