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Allen R. Bodkin

Allen R. Bodkin

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Allen R. Bodkin, age 75, of Iberia, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born in Maquoketa, Iowa on January 30, 1941, son of the late Ralph Bodkin and Audrey LaVonne Clark. On December 23, 1967, in Louiseberg, PA, Allen married Pauline Melinz, who survives at the home.

Allen was a Vietnam Veteran who served as Sergeant First Class in the United States Army for 20 years. During his time in service he was stationed in Korea and Germany where he was part of the Special Forces Green Beret as a paratrooper and was awarded a Bronze Star.

After his military career he worked for Missouri Department of Natural Resources and later for Missouri Department of Corrections.

He was a life member of the Elks at Lake Ozark, life member of the Crocker VFW, St. Robert American Legion, S.O.A, and the Legion Riders. Allen attended St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Crocker.

In addition to his loving wife, Pauline, he is also survived by three daughters, Jacquie Crosthwait and husband David of Iberia, Trish Whittle of Osage Beach, and Rhonda Perryman and husband Bruce of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Ashlei Williams, Savannah Boyd and husband Mike, Caitlyn Wilcox and husband Kenny, Alex Smith, Brittany Whittle, Kyle Whittle, Mark Crosthwait and wife Alisha, Kay Crosthwait, and Kristin Crosthwait; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Isaac, Elijah, Jackson, Destini, Brooklyn, Madison, Alivia, Damion, Brandon, and Accaila; two sisters, Judy Koontz and Donna Koontz both of Iowa; two nephews, Brent Bodkin and Jake Bodkin of Iowa; and one niece, Brenda Bodkin of Iowa; two cousins, Dick Mosher & Marvin Heister; and numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Al, and two brothers, Jerry and Dennis Bodkin.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with services immediately following at 1 p.m., on Thursday, July 21, at Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Dennis Wright and Father Joseph will officiate. Interment with military honors will be in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Al was a good friend. He was with the 10th in Germany and CCS in Vietnam. He is also a member of Chap. 82 SFA.
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