Jewell D. Bodtke, 74, of Buchanan

Published 11:29 am Friday, October 4, 2013

Born: Dec. 2, 1938

Died: Oct. 1, 2013

Jewell D. Bodtke, age 74 of Buchanan, died Tuesday October 1, 2013 at West Woods of Niles. She was born December 2, 1938 in Bragg City, Missouri to the late Alton & Mildred Skaggs Coffman who preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Thomas Coffman of Monet Missouri, her husband Kenneth Bodtke whom she married on August 23, 1957 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Other survivors include two daughters: Joyce (Michael) Eddy of Niles, Sheryl Russell of Grand Rapids, Michigan, one son Keith Bodtke of Indianapolis, Indiana, along with eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.



Jewell was the office manager for seventeen years at the former Food Specialties Svc Corp. in Buchanan. Years ago she was an active member at the Bend of the River Conservation Club. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, loved birds, flowers, doing crossword and Sudoku puzzles, and playing Tetris.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM. at the Portage Road General Baptist Church.,Niles,Michigan

Since this disease affected her mother, Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

The family is being served by Swem Chapel Buchanan. To sign her guest book or leave a condolence message please visit our web site