Fred Junior Bodenmiller, 83 of Jackson Center, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 11 2021 at 8:08 a.m. surrounded by family at home.
He was born on April 19, 1937 in Shelby County to the late Fred L. and Eileen (Valentine) Bodenmiller. On March 17, 1962 he married Evelyn L. (Boyd) Bodenmiller who survives.
Fred is survived by children: Fred (Christina) Bodenmiller of Jackson Center, Darrell Bodenmiller of Maricopa, Arizona, Beverly (Brad) Wren of Jackson Center, Joseph (Jenny) Bodenmiller of Botkins.
Grandchildren: Tiffany (Alex) Miller, Stefanie (Amir) Amiruzzaman, Seth (Logan) Bodenmiller, Brandon (Cynthia) Bodenmiller, Justin (Melissa) Bodenmiller, Erin (Tyler) Pence, Jess (Evan) Zorn, Sean Wren, Spencer Bodenmiller, Caleb Bodenmiller.
Great grandchildren: Aleo Amiruzzaman, Boden “Bo” Miller, Penelope Bodenmiller, Sebastian Bodenmiller, Jakson Pence and preceded in death by two great grandchildren.
Fred is survived by siblings: Don and (Carolyn) Bodenmiller of Port Jefferson, Maxine Bowden of Sidney, Joann Free of Botkins, Frances Fridley of Anna, and sister-in-law; Marcella Bodenmiller of Jackson Center.
He was preceded in death by brothers; Dick Bodenmiller, Bob Bodenmiller, Tom Bodenmiller; sisters; Geri Brown, Mary Rickey, Rose Mullen, half brother Kenneth Bodenmiller, half sisters Florence (Bodenmiller) Yohey, Helen (Bodenmiller) Ingersol. Brother-in-laws; Gene Bowden, Russ Free, Charles Fridley, Cecil Brown, Orville Rickey, Carlton Mullen and sister-in-law Betty Bodenmiller.
Fred was of the Methodist faith and started his career at Airstream and worked there twelve years before beginning his career with the Village of Jackson Center. Fred worked as the Street Superintendent for 30 years and retired in 1997. Fred was also a thirty year member of the Jackson Center Volunteer Fire Department where he served as an Engineer and was one of the original members of the Jackson Center Rescue Squad. Fred served in the Army National Guard for six years and is a member of the Jackson Center American Legion Scherer Post 493. Fred was also a volunteer camper host at Indian Lake State Park for twelve years where he helped many people enjoy their outdoor experience.
Fred’s hobbies included bowling, go-kart racing, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. In his retirement he enjoyed driving around town on his golf cart with his wife Evelyn.
Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Randy Locker officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. Full military graveside services will be performed by the Jackson Center American Legion Scherer Post 493.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the hospice care givers, especially Rose who provided support and care during these past few months.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Wilson Health Hospice Care or the Jackson Center Fire Department.
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