Con, as he was affectionately called, was born on January 15, 1928, to Alexander and Cecelia (nee Kustner) Bader at Kostheim, Russia. He was a farmer at heart and he loved to work the land and tinker at the farm. Later on in life, Con transitioned the farm to his sons Brian and Dan, but that did not stop him from going to the farm every day to help out. Con lived to work. It was not work to him – it was his passion. He never ever really retired; he just kept on working. Another love of Con’s was reading. You could always find him with a book on the go and when he wasn’t reading, he was studying up on coins as he was an avid coin collector.
In 2014, Con started working and helping out his daughter Colleen in her new business. He was still working and helping out on his 91st birthday. Con was a devout Christian and an active Knights of Columbus member for many years.