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Bruce Bader 04/12/2021

Bruce Bader 04/12/2021

Bruce Bader, age 58 of New Richmond, died on Monday, April 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born the son of Warren and Shirley Bader on April 9, 1963 in New Richmond, WI. Bruce grew up in New Richmond attending New Richmond High School. Following school, Bruce hauled cattle for his father Warren, and drove for Bettendorf transportation. He also worked for Kittel Concrete Systems, Knutson, and retired from Ryan construction. Bruce married Tracy Kittel on June 8, 1985 at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Richmond, WI. He loved hunting and fishing as well as driving his corvette and motorcycle. Bruce was a Master Bass fisherman. He was a strong, proud, hardworking family man.
Bruce is preceded in death by his father, Warren; niece, Alicia; and mother-in-law, Marcia Kittel. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Tracy; daughter, Tonya (David) Larson; granddaughters, Oakley and Taytum Larson; mother, Shirley; siblings, Diane (Sam) Thompson, Lori (Dennis) Lackey, Kendra Bader, Jenni (Larry) Blietz, Jeffrey Bader; father-in-law, Arlen (Marlene) Kittel; brothers-in-law, Scott (Sherry) Kittel and Mitch (Sue) Kittel; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, the Red, White and Blue Crew, and friends.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 2:00-7:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Ave) in New Richmond. A private family memorial service was held prior to the Celebration of Life starting at 1:00PM. Military honors were performed by the New Richmond VFW Post 10818. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Please click here to watch the recording of Bruce’s memorial service.


  • Renee M Boucher Posted April 12, 2021 4:32 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss, he is my cousin

  • Mary Fredrick Posted April 12, 2021 6:35 pm

    Tracy and family-
    I am so very sorry for your loss! Keep the memories of Bruce alive as that is what will get you through the next days, week and month and on! Hugs and prayers to you all!

  • Bob Engebretson Posted April 14, 2021 7:46 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tracy & family, all our cousins, Aunt Shirley and the rest of the Bader and Mork clan. I can’t imagine the pain you’ve all been through over the last year or so with the loss of Uncle Warren and Uncle Jim and now Bruce. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all,


    Bob & Lori Engebretson and Family

  • Robert Tietz Posted April 15, 2021 5:41 pm

    I was privileged to have been called a friend by Bruce and honored to have spent time hunting together with him and Tracy, which are very much so some of the greatest time’s in my life. Bruce was a friend and a mentor, and now God gets to enjoy his time with him,all my thoughts, prayers and love, you need anything you call

  • Chuck Miller Posted April 16, 2021 7:03 pm

    So very sorry to see such a great young guy and friend leave us so early. Praying for quick healing to all who knew Bruce.

  • Chris Williamson Posted April 17, 2021 9:19 am

    Sorry to hear of the loss. He has a great person

  • Carey & Charlotte Moe Posted April 17, 2021 12:58 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing and for your loss… Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless Always!

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