BODEEN JERRIE W

2LT Jerrie W. Bodeen was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/26/2021 at the age of 83.5
North Platte, NE
Flight Class 64-1
Date of Birth 12/29/1937
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams - Obit

More detail on this person: Jerrie was born, in North Platte the son of Elcyne Haught Eurich and C.A. Bodeen. Jerrie spent most of his childhood with his grandparents Bill and Lula Haught. He graduated from NPHS with the Class of 1956. He was active in the Boy Scouts growing up. Jerrie was united in marriage to Kay A. Meves, of Lincoln, NE., on June 16, 1962. After graduating from University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1962 he served in the United States Army as 1st Lieutenant and then as Captain. Jerrie was a helicopter pilot serving in Germany and Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medals. After being wounded in Vietnam he was honorably discharged and returned to North Platte where he was Office Manager at Municipal Light & Water. Jerrie then worked as a CPA for Haney, Martin & Ludwig CPA firm and later returned to Municipal Light & Water, retiring in 2006. He was an active member of the North Platte Optimists Club for many years and a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He enjoyed his close friendship with his UNL pledge class of Phi Kappa Psi and participated in all of their reunions. Jerrie enjoyed his annual camping trips to the Wyoming mountains for the past 50 years and snowbird trips to Arizona and Texas. Preceded by: Parents: Elcyne Eurich and C.A. Bodeen Brothers: Bob and Ron Survived by: Wife: Kay Children: Gary (Carol), Cheryl Roth and Rhonda (Lemoyne) Dailey Grandchildren: Merissa, Mikhaila. Roth, Matthew. 12 great-grandchildren Many more loved ones Adams and Swanson Funeral Home June 2021

Burial information: Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE

This information was last updated 07/04/2021

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Date posted on this site: 07/05/2021


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