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Forest Franklin Bodiker

August 1, 1946 ~ February 4, 2019 (age 72)

Forest Franklin Bodiker, 72 years, of Hamilton passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 in Hamilton.  Forest was born August 1, 1946 in Lima, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Jacob and Mary Elaine (Pohlable) Bodiker.  He was a 1964 graduate of Angola High School.  He married Marilyn Lou Baker on December 13, 1964, she survives.  Forest was a forklift driver for Cooper Tire for 20 years, retiring in 2003.  He was a member of A.B.A.T.E.-American Bikers Aimed Towards Education.  Forest enjoyed riding motorcycles and had a passion for cars as well as singing.  He treasured the time he spent with his family and friends making memories.

Surviving is his wife Marilyn of Hamilton; one son, Brian (Kerrie) Bodiker of Angola; one daughter, Kelley (Jeff) Bodiker-Eads of Butler; five grandchildren, Zachary (Gwyn) Henderson, Joshua Bodiker, Justin Bodiker, Alicia Bodiker and Melia Eads; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Danny (Diane) Bodiker of Goshen, Indiana and Donald (Christa) Bodiker of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Carol (David) Cole of Angola and Florence (Terry) Byerly of Angola.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one granddaughter, Audrey Bodiker.

Funeral services for Forest Franklin Bodiker will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton where the family will receive relatives and friends two hours prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 Noon Monday.  Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Metz, Indiana.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the family. 

Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com

   

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