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Paul Bader

Parkston -Paul Raymond Bader, 52, died Friday, July 17, 2015 as the result of an auto accident near Parkston. Memorial service will be Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30 am at Salem United Church of Christ in Parkston. Visitation will be Monday, July 20 from 5 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Salem United Church of Christ in Parkston. Paul's family requests that all attending the visitation or prayer service wear Vikings purple. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.

Paul Raymond Bader, the son of Rev. Theodore and Vernetta (Steiger) Bader, was born September 28, 1962 in Moorhead, MN. As a youth, he moved with his family to Parkston, SD where he graduated from Parkston High School in 1981. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and served his country for over 30 years. He attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, graduating in 1986 with a degree in psychology. He worked for the Adjustment Training Center in Brookings, Hope Haven in Rock Valley and Our Home in Parkston. He was united in marriage to Peg Vietor on March 7, 1992 in Parkston. Paul managed the Burger King restaurant in Mitchell and was currently employed at Trail King in Mitchell. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Parkston where he was a member of the Praise Band. Paul was a member of the National Guard Army Band and while attending SDSU was a member of the T.K.E. fraternity. He loved anything to do with family, Nick, music, movies or the Minnesota Vikings, especially attending games with his son. He was an avid motorcyclist who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Parkston; a son, Nick Bader and girlfriend Mercedes Schneider; parents, Rev. Theodore and Vernetta Bader of Parkston; 3 siblings: Glenn (Gerri) Bader of Mitchell; Jean (Kim) McLaury of Elk Point; and Carol (Gary) Zanter of Freeman; Uncle Paulie's nieces and nephews, Robyn, Bobbi, Stacie and Alex McLaury, Jennifer (Chas) Welch and Kayla (Andrew) Lau; his biological mother, Mary Marshall; step-mother, Jean Arechigo; 2 half siblings, Michelle and Floyd; 4 biological brothers, Dan Eittreim; Rick (Heather) Arechigo and their children, Allison, Jade and Tyler; Aaron Arechigo and his children, Tony, Faith and Aubrey; and Mike Arechigo.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Raymond Arechigo; a half-brother, David Eittreim; and a nephew, Christopher Zanter.



Published in The Argus Leader on July 19, 2015
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