Donald “Don” Lee Bodeker, 73, of Sparta, IL, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
He was born on October 7, 1945 in Sparta, IL to Elmer and Gloria, nee Gillison, Bodeker.
He is survived by his Wife – Carol Eileen, nee Floyd, Bodeker whom he married in Chester, IL in 1967; Daughters – Chris (John) Watkins of Ellis Grove, IL and Sheila (Robert) Otto of Pinckneyville, IL; Grandchildren – Ceirra Rains, Amber (Lester) Lohman, Catlyn (Marcus) Sawyer, Garrin (Kim) Otto, Chelsea Otto and Jordan Otto; Five Great Grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Elmer and Gloria Bodeker; Son – Oscar Lee Taylor Bodeker; Sister – Jeanie Meyer.
He worked at Sparta Printing for 28 years in the press room and Gilster Mary Lee for 15 years. Don was a member of the American Legion in Sparta, IL.
Military Funeral Honors will be conducted by the Navy Funeral Honors Detail and the Sparta VFW Post #2698.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:00pm with Pastor Tom Klausing officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL at a later date.
Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.