Monday, October 25th, 2010
Louis Eugene "Gene" Bodiker, 88, Celina, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2010, at his home.
He was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Van Wert to Clifford and Norma Walker Bodiker. He married Marjorie Ricks, who died in November 1980. He later married Kathleen Hooker, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Kurt Jr. (Sandy) Bodiker, Celina; a daughter, Cheryl (Wesley) Hawkins, Bellefontaine; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a great-great-grandchild.
He worked as a driver for the Mercer County Council on Aging. He worked at the former Avco New Idea plant in Coldwater and built funeral coaches at Miller-Meteor Company in Bellefontaine. He attended St. John Lutheran and St. Paul's United Methodist churches in Celina.
A memorial service is 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina, the Rev. Kim Miller officiating. Burial is at Huntsville Cemetery in Logan County.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church for its Matthew 25 Project or Health Ministries Fund.
Condolences may be left at firstname.lastname@example.org.
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina is handling arrangements.