Raymond Bodine

Raymond Bodine

Raymond Bodine of Otsego passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 in Allegan. Mr. Bodine was born December 28, 1927 in Allegan Township. Ray was a veteran of WWII, serving 3 years in the Army Air Force. For over 40 years, he was employed with KVP, later Brown and then James River. He was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge. He loved being with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his spare time Ray enjoyed working with his hands, working on tractors and building furniture for others. On July 2, 1949, in Otsego, he married Mary Vote, and they had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

In addition to his wife, also surviving are a son Doug Bodine of Otsego, a daughter Cheryl (Steve) Hamilton of Mansfield, TX; 6 grandchildren, Stephen (Corrine) Hamilton, Christopher Hamilton, Nathan Hamilton, Jennifer Jameson, Danielle (Jason) Corradini and Justin (Jennifer) Bodine; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Maryann Birmele of Hartford and a brother Richard (Barbara) Bodine of Parchment. Ray was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Falor and an infant sister, Pauline. Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Ray’s family Tuesday, March 3 from 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 11:00 A.M. Contributions in memory of Ray may be made to the Wings Home.

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  1. Pat Filkins says:

    So sorry too hear of your loss. Please take comfort in your memories, and the knowledge that prayers are sent your way!

  2. Ron Thaxton says:

    Mary. and family. So sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Ray and I have been friends since we were kids, I will miss seeing him. Please know that my prayers & thoughtS are. With you.

  3. Ron and Ruth Young says:

    May God give you His Peace.

  4. Kathy Smith says:

    Oh Danielle my heart goes out to you once again! I am so sorry for your loss of grandpa. As always my prayers, thoughts and love are with you.

    Kathy Smith

  5. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Cheryl and Family,
    I remember your father as being very nice to me when I would spend the night with you! He made us each a butterfly box for our collection and a wonderful butterfly net to catch them in! I don’t remember what grade it was, but we had the best collection of anybody in the class! Please know that your father is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you! Love and prayers to all of you!

  6. Terri Gott (Goodacre) says:

    The memories I have of Ray are nothing but wonderful. Ray was always there whenever there was “a crisis” in the neighborhood. They were our neighbors for years and I was always at their house with Cheryl. He was there when we were snowed in, or to bury your animal that just died. He was truly a good friend. Mary, Cheryl, and Doug, I will never forget those years. Remember the bicycle he built for two! Please accept my sincere sympathy. I’m sure he is helping someone out in heaven right now. (I’m in Florida and won’t be able to attend his memorial). God Bless You All.

  7. Don and Andrea Guidebeck says:

    Don has been friends with Ray for many years. We both have enjoyed being his friend. May GOD bless you.

  8. Nada (Nilsen) Sweet says:

    Dear Mary, Cheryl and Doug and your families,
    I’m so sorry that Ray has passed. I will always remember what a kind and fun loving man he was. Thank you for all the years of letting me claim him and the rest of you as family. Know that he is at peace and will be waiting for you. Love to all of you, Nada and my family.

  9. Beverly and Jerry Rinehart says:

    Sorry for your loss, your in our prayers.

  10. Joyce Sheldon says:

    Mary, Cheryl, Doug and family:
    Your in our thoughts and in our prayers. May you find strength in knowing that memories last forever—and you have so many wonderful memories of times spent with Ray. Hugs!!

  11. Jeff and Janey Richards says:

    Dick, we are sorry to learn of the loss of your brother Ray. We did not know him but we know that the loss of a loved one hurts. Jeff and I have both lost brothers, sisters and parents. Tiger and Judy Lane(my sister and brother-in-law) are gone now but we are sure you remember the happy hunting days with them.
    May the Peace and Strength of our Lord be with you and your family.

  12. Rachel Hatten says:

    Love and prayers being sent your way! ALSO REALLY BIG HUGS! Love you guys and know my thoughts are with you all!

  13. Dick and Pat Cookman says:

    Ray was our best ever landlord, exemplary role-model, and ever tolerant friend to both of us. (Mary, you are our best ever landlady!)

    We treasure the memories of living next door to the Bodine family, and send our love and sympathy to Mary, Cheryl, and Doug. Ray’s big grin will always be one of our fondest memories.

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