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David John Boddicker

NEWHALL ­David John Boddicker, 64, died early Wednesday morning, October 26, 2005 at his residence following a brief illness.

A funeral mass was Monday, October 31, 2005 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Newhall with Father Keith L. Birch as Celebrant. Interment was at St. Patrick & St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Watkins.

Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone was in charge of services

David Boddicker was born January 8, 1941 near Van Horne to Harold and Beatrice (Olson) Boddicker and graduated from the Newhall High School in 1958. On September 23, 1961 he married Elaine Cress at St. Paul Catholic Church in Newhall.

For 38 years, David was employed as a test technician at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and he retired in 1998.

David is survived by his wife, Elaine; his children, Douglas Boddicker, and Jodi Benson and her husband, Michael; and his grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachery and Michael Boddicker, and Hailey and Brett Benson, all of Newhall.
Submitted on Nov 5, 2005 by
John Oberreuter,

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Benton Star Press;
Evalena M. Boddicker

NEWHALL: Funeral services for Evalena M. Boddicker, 84, were held Monday, Aug. 26, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Newhall. The Rev. J. Robert McDonald and Rev. Robert J. Saunders conducted the 10 a.m. service. Burial was in St. Patrick and Paul cemetery, Watkins

Mrs. Boddicker died Friday, Aug. 23, at Colonial Manor Care Center, Middle Amana. She was formerly of Newhall

A rosary was recited Sunday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Russell Funeral Home, Blairstown

Assisting at the funeral were Bonnie Brecht, organist, and Bruce Volz, vocalist. Pallbearers were: Kenneth Boddicker, Jr., Russell Milane, Michael Boddicker, Wallace Agee, Doug Boddicker and Ron Rushek. Honorary casket bearers were: Tom Pitrzelka, Gregory Milane, Carl Rushek, Brad Boddicker, Colin Boddicker, Dan Boddicker, Marc Boddicker Gary Boddicker, Matt Boddicker II, Scott Boddicker and Brian Boddicker

Evalena M. (Becker) Boddicker was born Jan. 4, 1901, in Watkins, the daughter of John and Anna Wieneke Becker. She married Matt Boddicker in Norway, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1919, and he died March 7, 1951

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, David; two brothers and one sister

She is survived by four sons: Kenneth J., Anamosa; Gerald V., Cedar Rapids; Mathias C., Newhall; and James A., Holstein; four daughters, Dolores Agee, Des Moines; Doris Milane, Iowa City; Mrs. Jack (Geraldine) Rushek, Solon; Mrs. Jack (Jean) Petrzelka, Norway; 35 grandchildren nd 24 great grandchildren

Mrs. Boddicker was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters

Russell Funeral Home, Blairstown, was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted on January 5, 2002 by
Nancy Montague,

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Cedar Rapids Gazette; May 1967
Harold Boddicker, 51, Norway, Dies
Harold Boddicker

Special to The Gazette - Norway - Harold "Bus" Boddicker, 51, longtime elementary school custodian and school bus driver, died Monday evening at his home, following an apparent heart attack.

He was born Oct. 29, 1915, at Blairstown. He was married to Mary Emanuel on Dec. 29, 1936. They farmed briefly before moving to Norway.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Richard and Michael of Norway and Robert of West Branch; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Schulte of Norway and Sheryl at home; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Oren Kelly of Springville; Mrs. Charles Siek of Blairstown; Mrs. Arlo Becker and Mrs. Norman McNee of Watkins; three brothers, Regis and Franklin of Norway and John of Newhall.

Services: Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's church. Parish Rosary Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the family home where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Submitted on Feb 7, 2004 by
Nancy Montague,

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Joseph Frank Boddicker

Funeral services for Joseph F. Boddicker, 57, retired farmer, who was killed early Friday morning in the same accident with Victor Brockschink, were held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michaels church with Rev. Wm. Kunkel officiating. Burial was in St. Michaels cemetery.

Mr. Boddicker, son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Boddicker, was born Sept. 4, 1881, at Norway. He was married to Kate Pickart on October 10, 1905. Besides his wife he is survived by two brothers, John, of Norway and Henry of Parkston, S.D.; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hortsman of Parkston, and Mrs. Kate Sevening of Chicago.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy at the time of the death of our husband and brothers.

Kate Boddicker and Brothers and Sisters

{Submitter comment: Joseph F. Boddicker was killed in the same automobile accident with Victory Brockschink on June 23, 1939.}

Submitted on 30-May-2020 by
Dwayne Thoman,

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Waterloo Daily Courier; October 7, 1945

John F. Boddicker

Newhall — John F. Boddicker, 66, farmer living south of Newhall, Friday morning at his home following short illness; born at Norway, Ia., May 23, 1879, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boddicker; married Feb. 10, 1903, Helen Stallman; parents of 11 children; two infant daughters died, and a son, Sgt. Robert Boddicker was killed in action Oct. 23, 1944; leaves widow and following children: Mrs. Angela Kelly, Springville; Mrs. Hilda Siek, Blairstown; Mrs. Marie Becker and Mrs. Ida McNee of Watkins; Pvt. Retis Boddicker, stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash.; Franklin and Harold, Norway, and Junior Boddicker, at home; funeral Monday at 9 a. m. at St. Paul's Catholic church at Newhall; burial in St. Michael's cemetery at Norway.

{Submitter comment: not related - newspaper extract}
Submitted on Aug 20, 2005 by
John Shuck,

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Daily Times; Unknown
Joseph Boddicker Of Norway is Dead; Services Tuesday
Joseph Boddicker


Special to Daily Times

NORWAY. - Joseph Boddicker, 84, retired Benton county farmer, died at his home here Saturday night following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Michael's Catholic church by the Rev. Wm. Kunkel. Burial will be in St. Michael's cemetery.

Mr. Boddicker was a native of Berlin, Germany. The date of his birth was April 17, 1851. He came to America at the age of fourteen years and had since resided in Benton county. Feb. 17, 1876, he was married to Miss Sophia Pieper. She died fifteen years ago. Mr. Boddicker retired to Norway from his farm north of town in 1920. A daughter, Mrs. Nettie Brecht made her home with him.

Nine children living are: Joe and Albert Boddicker of Newhall, John, Matt and Frank Boddicker, Mrs. Annie Walter, and Mrs. Mamie Pickart, all of Watkins, Mrs. Lizzie Schulte of Walford, and Mrs. Nettie Brecht of Norway. One daughter preceded the father in death, Mrs. Gertrude Schulte, who died July 20, 1933.

Sixty grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren survive Mr. Boddicker.

{Submitter comment: The Boddicker family was from Brilon, Germany - not Berlin as the obituary states.}

Submitted on 05-May-2020 by
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Mary Oberreuter Boddicker

Mrs. Glen (Mary) Boddicker, 56, of Watkins, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1974 at about 5:10 p.m. of injuries received in a five vehicle pile-up at the intersection of Highway 63 and Ridgeway Avenue in Waterloo. According to Waterloo police officials the accident was report to them at 4:47 p.m..


A requiem mass was said Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic church in Watkins for Mrs. Glen (Mary) Boddicker, 56, of Watkins, who died Friday, Dec. 6, 1974, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident in Waterloo.

Mrs. Boddicker was born Nov. 9, 1918, the daughter of William and Louis (Schulte) Oberreuter and lived in the Watkins area all of her life. She was married to Glen Boddicker on Oct. 15, 1940.

Survivors are her husband and three children, Ronald and Bonita, Jacksonville, Fla., and Jackie and home; her mother, Mrs. William Obbereuter, sr. of Watkins, four brothers, Joseph, Danbury, Aloysius, Watkins, Clem, Marengo, and Francis, Ryan. She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Mark and William, jr.

.Pallbearers were nephews, Richard, Ervin, James, Raymond and Rick Oberreuter and Robert McNulty. Fellmet Funeral home in Keystone was in charge of arrangements where the rosary was recited Sunday evening. Burial was in St. Patrick's and St. Paul's cemetery near Watkins.
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Probably Cedar Rapids Gazette; Unknown
Richard Boddicker, Former Bentonian, Dies in California
Richard Boddicker


Blairstown Sept. 12.- Richard Boddicker, 77, a former Benton county resident, died at LaVerne, Cal., at 11:30 a.m. Monday after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held from St. Joseph's Catholic church at Pomona this morning with Mr. Boddicker's boyhood friend and neighbor, Ed Farrell, officiating.

Mr. Boddicker was the oldest child of Henry and Tressie Boddicker and was born Jan. 20, 1863 at Berlin, Germany. He came to America with his parents in 1865 and came directly to Norway, Ia. When a young man he married Elizabeth Miller of near Newhall. Within a few years Mrs. Boddicker and their infant son died in a diphtheria epidemic.

Nov. 10, 1894 Mr. Boddicker married Elizabeth Grelk of Keystone and they settled in Blairstown where Mr. Boddicker operated a livery stable. In 1923 he, with his wife and daughter Vera, moved to LaVerne where he built a home. Much of his time was spent in raising fancy chickens.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Paloinares, Anaheim, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Henry Kimm, Blairstown; a half brother, Frank Wodstrchill of Watkins and a half sister, Mrs. L. Tow of Terrill, Ia.

{Submitter comment: Like Joseph Boddicker and his parents, John and Elizabeth (Jacobi) Boddicker, Richard and his parents, Henry and Tressie Boddicker, likely also stem from Brilon, Germany, not Berlin as stated in the obituary.}

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Dwayne Thoman,

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