Daryl "Red" Bodkin, 89, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was born June 25, 1928, to Harry and Gladys (Pieper) Bodkin. He graduated from Olin High School in 1946 and married Norma Smith on July 25, 1948.
Red was a hard worker and did whatever it took to care for his family. He worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa for several years. He and his brother, Bus, owned Bodkin Bros. Phillips 66 in Olin. He owned his own rock truck and had a share in the Interstate 80 project! He retired from Wendling Quarries, where he was the loader operator at Olin Quarry.
He enjoyed his retirement by traveling to Mountain View, Ark., several times a year for over 14 years. He and Norma made many wonderful friends and enjoyed the Ozark Folk Center and the music.
He is survived by his daughter, Trudy (Randy) Fisher; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many good friends.
Red was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, his wife, and two sons, John and Barry.
To honor his wish, there will be a short service at Green Cemetery in Morley at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. A simple half-hour visitation will be held at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Home in Olin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be left to the family in his honor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.
Posted on Tuesday, 28 November 2017