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Joanna Bader

June 27, 1926 — October 4, 2023


Joanna Bader, 96, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2023. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Walter Gordon and Mary Brenneman.

Joanna is survived by her partner, Bob Tovar, and her children: Bonnie Blue, Bruce McDonald, Terry Marsella, Mary Crouch, Larry Vawter, and Bob Vawter. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, with three more on the way.

Joanna was preceded in death by her father, Walter Gordon, her mother, Mary Brenneman, and her son, Sam Wildman, as well as her grandson, Brian Brosius.

A memorial service will be held at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services, 1604 W Morris Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 11, 2023, from 10 am until 1 pm. The funeral home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Entombment - Washington Park East Cemetery.

Joanna will be deeply missed by her loved ones and friends. Her kind and loving spirit will be remembered by all who knew her.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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