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Verner Bodker

February 21, 1925 March 27, 2019
Verner Bodker
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Verner Bodker, 94, of Alma, formerly of Frankenmuth, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. He was born February 21, 1925 in Bigum, Denmark, son of the late Anton Christian and Dagny (Olsen) Bodker. He served with the United States Army from 1943-1946. On November 27, 1946 he married the former Ruth May Bodker in Detroit. She predeceased him December 19, 2012. Mr. Bodker was self-employed in the dairy industry in Detroit and later in the cider business in Northville.

Surviving are his two sons and their spouses; Greg and Linda Bodker of Houghton Lake; and Chris and Geraldine Bodker of Brighton; three grandchildren; Erik (Aliisa) Bodker, Andrew (Tammy) Bodker and Elizabeth (Oscar) Roque, and his two great grandchildren, Elena and Armondo Roque. In addition to his parents and wife Ruth, Verner was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Jorgen and Alice Bodker and Vivian Beard.

He and his wife will both be inurned, in the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Full Military Honors for Verner will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the cemetery, under the direction of the U.S. Army Honor Guard..

There are no other calling hours or services planned.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Masonic Pathways, 1200 Wright Ave, Alma, Michigan 48801 or Heartland Hospice,

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors, 9940 Saginaw Street, Reese, MI 48757

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10:30 AM 6/20/2019 10:30:00 AM
Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Rd Holly, MI, 48442

Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Rd Holly, MI, 48442

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4200 Belford Rd Holly, MI, 48442

4200 Belford Rd Holly, MI, 48442

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