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BODENSTEINER, James E. 1945-2012


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 12/30/2012 at 01:43:02

[Waterloo Courier, Tuesday, December 18, 2012]

CEDAR FALLS — James E. Bodensteiner, 66, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo.

He was born Dec. 31, 1945, in West Union, son of Clem and Florence Lusson Bodensteiner. He married Roberta Ladd on Dec. 22, 1973, in Cedar Falls.

Mr. Bodensteiner graduated from St. Luke’s High School, St. Lucas, in 1963, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Loras College in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and later earned his master’s degree and EdS from the University of Northern Iowa and EdD from Drake University. He was employed with the University of Northern Iowa for 26 years, retiring as Dean of Continuing Education in 2009. He also taught at junior and senior high schools in Dubuque and Waterloo.

Survived by his wife; two sons, Jeffrey (Anna Shimanek) of Edina, Minn., and Jason (Mary) of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren, Stella and Josie Bodensteiner of Edina, and James Bodensteiner of Cedar Falls; three brothers, Clem “Tim” (Leona) of Grinnell, John (Carolyn) of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Ivan (Pat) of Valparaiso, Ind.; a sister, Virginia Schmelzer of West Union; and a brother-in-law, Brad Brockman of Ossian.

Preceded in death by a brother, Edward; two sisters, Dolly Kuennen and Arlene Brockman; two brothers-in-law, Mel Kuennen and James Schmelzer; and a sister-in-law, Bernie Bodensteiner.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Visitation from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Richardson Funeral Service, with a 6:30 p.m. time of sharing. Visitation also an hour before services Friday at the church.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to Salvation Army, Wounded Warriors or donor’s choice.


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