Ronald James Bader
1935 — 2023
Ronald James Bader was called to Heaven after struggling for many years with Corticobasal Degenerative disease. He died at home in Homer with his loving family and friends at his side. Even though he was unable to verbally communicate for the last months, his sparkling eyes and smile made all who visited with him know that he was in the present. Ron was born in Saginaw, Michigan on March 18, 1935 to Dorothy Bader and Jack Mertz of Reese, Michigan. His elementary years were influenced by the one-room-schoolhouse a mile and a half away from his grandparent's farm house. In that school Ron was fascinated with a few large maps, especially the one of the Territory of Alaska that had...