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|Daryl “Red” Bodkin
June 25, 1928 – November 25, 2017
|Daryl “Red” Bodkin, 89, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born June 25, 1928, to Harry and Gladys (Pieper) Bodkin. He graduated from Olin High School in 1946 and married Norma Smith July 25, 1948.
Red was a hard worker and did whatever it took to care for his family. He worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa for several years. He and his brother, Bus, owned Bodkin Bros. Phillips 66 in Olin. He owned his own rock truck and had a share in the Interstate 80 project. He retired from Wendling Quarries where he was the loader operator at the Olin Quarry. He enjoyed his retirement by traveling to Mountain View, Arkansas, several times a year for over fourteen years. He and Norma made many wonderful friends and enjoyed the Ozark Folk Center and the music.
He is survived by his daughter Trudy (Randy) Fisher, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many good friends. Red was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, his wife and two sons, John and Barry.
To honor his wish there will be a short service at the Green Cemetery in Morley on Saturday, December 2, at 11:30 a.m. A simple half hour visitation will be held at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Olin on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
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