Paul John Bader, 89, of La Porte City, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born May 22, 1925, in Benton County, the son of John George and Anna Barbara (Cherveny) Bader. He was a 1943 graduate of La Porte City High School. He married Iva Dell Noltensmeier on November 3, 1946, at the First Methodist Church in Waterloo.
Paul was a long time farmer near Eagle Center and owned and operated Bader Realtors in Waterloo. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and enjoyed the reputation of being a good boxer. Later Paul served on a “crash boat” near Saipan, Mariana Islands. Paul and Iva Dell loved to dance and they enjoyed traveling at home and abroad. They particularly enjoyed “snow birding” with friends in Pharr, Texas for many years. Paul also served on the La Porte City School Board.
He is survived by his wife, Iva Dell of La Porte City; four sons, Boyd of Des Moines, Clark (Patty) of Sussex, WI, Dodd (Mary) of Denver, CO, Blaine (Sherri) of Eldora; one daughter Kyle (Jim) Jensson of La Porte City; ten grandchildren, Kindra Lee (Ryan) Gipple of Chandler, AZ, Cayd Paul (Cindy) Bader of Bloomfield, CO, Ryann Kay (Charles) Henry of Peoria, AZ, Teahl Ann Bader of Windsor Heights, Michelle Patrice Bader and Emily Suzanne Bader of Sussex, WI, David James Jensson of Holland, Melana Rae Jensson of Pleasant Hill, Luke Parker Bader and Caitlin Kimberlee Bader of Eldora; six great grandchildren, Camden Gipple, Maycn Gipple, Jonah Henry, Ashton, Nolan and Eve Bader; one sister, Beverly (Dick) Schuman of Decorah and a brother, Don (Minnie) Bader of Reno, NV.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter-in-law Pamela (Curphy) Bader; an infant granddaughter; two great grandsons, Brandon and Zachary Gipple; a brother, Curtis Bader and a sister, Belva Ackerman.
A memorial service was held November 20, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City.
Memorials may be directed to the La Porte City Lion’s Club.
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