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Arlene Mae Monk Boddicker
July 6, 1927 – April 6, 2018
Arlene M. Boddicker, 90, of Solon died Friday, April 6, 2018, at Solon Retirement Village in Solon.
Funeral Services were 11:30 A.M. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello. The family greeted friends from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery. Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa assisted the family with arrangements.
Arlene Mae Monk was born July 6, 1927, on Stoney Point Farm, rural Monticello, the daughter of August and Johanne (Harms) Monk. She was baptized and confirmed at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. She attended Country School 6 in Castle Grove and graduated from Anamosa High School in 1945. She then attended AIB Business College in Des Moines after which she entered civil service and was assigned to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. After leaving civil service, she moved to Cedar Rapids in 1947 and worked at the Equitable Insurance Society.
On April 26, 1949, she married Kenneth Boddicker at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Together they framed in Walker from 1951 to 1968. They then moved to Anamosa and farmed until 2000 when Kenneth died. Arlene continued to farm until she retired and moved to Monticello in 2006.
She was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Troy Mills. She and her husband enjoyed playing cards and dancing in their early years. Arlene also enjoyed golf, bowling and traveling to Mexico with family. She was an avid reader who liked crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was a talented seamstress and loved to bake bread and cookies, and would spend a great deal of her time walking everywhere.
She is remembered by her children, Shari (Kevin) Huber, Solon, Kristine (Tom) Frimml, Ely, Karen (Dennis) Barfels, Iowa City, Suanne (Tom) Sedenka, Lisbon, Lisa Boddicker, Cedar Rapids and Ken (Teresita) Boddicker, Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, a sister, Geraldine Kazebeer, Monticello; sisters-in-law Gertrude Boddicker, Blairstown, Doris Milane, Denver, Colorado, Geraldine Rushek, Solon, Carol Boddicker, Cedar Rapids, and Jean Petrzelka, Cedar Rapids; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbamd, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, August Monk, Jr., a grandson, Chad McNamara; and other beloved family members.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 19 April 2018

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