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Delbert Boddicker

August 13, 1912 January 13, 2011
Delbert Boddicker
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Obituary for Delbert Boddicker

Delbert Boddicker, age 98, died Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center after a short illness.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Newhall, with Rev. Brian Dellaert as celebrant.  Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 18 at the church.  Burial at St. Patrick and St. Paul Cemetery, Watkins, with military rites by the John Ward McGranahan American Legion Post #167 and the Iowa Military Funeral Honors.
   Delbert Charles Boddicker was born August 13, 1912 on the family farm near Newhall, IA, to John and Anna Trosky Boddicker.  He attended Catholic elementary school in Norway, IA.  Delbert served his country in the US Army during WWII, stationed in northern France and central Europe with the 347th Engineers, Company C.  After the war, he returned to the family farm and farmed his entire life.  For Delbert, the highlight of any day was sitting in his pickup admiring a lot full of cattle.   
   He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Stallman, Cedar Rapids; his sister-in-law, Geraldine Boddicker, Keystone, and several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Wilma Rose, Agnes Boddicker and Helen Hester, and one brother, LeRoy Boddicker.
   A memorial fund has been established.


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