Lester L. Bodeker (71) of Altamont


Published on August 23 2013 2:11 pm

Lester L. Bodeker, 71, of Altamont, died at 4:00 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2013 at home with family at his side.

Funeral Services will be held at11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Clayton Vail officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Drive, Suite 202, Mattoon, IL 61938.

Lester was born on Sunday, August 23, 1942 in Chester, IL to Adolph and Marie (Gerlach) Bodeker. He married Patsy Ford on January 16, 1964 in East St. Louis, IL. He was a US Army Veteran, member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont and he was retired from World Color Press, Effingham.

He is survived by his wife Pat, and his son, Keith Bodeker, both of Altamont, his daughter, Kim Harvey of Effingham, his sister, Arlene Phodrasky of Edwardsville, and his two granddaughters, Stephanie Main and Sydney Harvey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marcy Myers.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com