Joan Bader


Joan M. Bader, 54, Mandan, died October 22, 2020.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Sat. May 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, Mandan.

For those who are unable to attend the service you can watch it at https://www.youtube.com/user/StJosephMandan

Joan was born on March 16, 1966, in Elgin, North Dakota to Stan and MaryAnn Bader.  She graduated from Mandan High School in 1984. She married Gerry Meissner.  From a young age, Joan displayed many creative abilities which were evident in her employment at Scheels where those creative abilities, coupled with her hard work ethic and keen sense of style quickly moved her up the ladder from cashier to a managerial position.  Her employment with Scheels afforded her opportunities to travel domestically and internationally and to meet celebrities such as Magic Johnson and Troy Aikman.  Joan’s faith moved her to study to become a Eucharistic Minister which she did for many years.  Although her budding career was cut far too short due to health reasons, Joan remained fun loving with such a big heart.  Joan enjoyed so many things in life – scrapbooking, coin collecting, shopping, skiing (even spending a day skiing in Colorado with Olympic Gold Medalist Bill Johnson).  The inner strength Joan displayed during the many years of having to deal with health issues was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

We miss her so much and will always carry her memory in our hearts.  We are comforted in knowing that she is now at peace and with her parents and other loved ones who passed before her.

Grateful for having shared Joan’s life are her siblings – Sandra Ferderer (Dave), Dennis Bader (Lynn), Karen Anderson (Keith), Susan Kroeber (Kent), Rhonda Schwartz (Randy), Carla Schultz (Bruce), Deanne Bader, Dean Bader, Caryl Cox, Danyl Bader (Denise), and many nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Stan and MaryAnn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joan’s name to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Attn: Tovah Domenick, 2277 Hwy 36 W, Suite 170, Roseville, MN 55113

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