Steven Bodkin , 64, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Steven served in the Army National Guard and worked as a Locomotive Engineer with Norfolk and Southern Rail Road for 22 years, retiring in 2009 and also a self employed contractor He was the President of the Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post 2457, Lifetime member of the New Haven Conservation Club and Chaplain of the BLE-T Union. ” Steve was devoted to his family, loved to entertain, and could never say no to anyone who needed him”.. Surviving are his wife, Renee Bodkin; father, Edward Bodkin of New Haven; sons, Michael (Vickie) Bodkin, Jeff Bodkin, Chad Bodkin all of Fort Wayne and Heath Bodkin of New Haven; daughter, Jodi Reed of Muskogee, OK; brother, Larry (Pam) Bodkin of Fort Wayne; sisters, Jan (Lee) Owens of Fort Wayne, Rita (Jim) Obergfell and Evelyn (Dave) Foust both of New Haven; grandchildren, Bailey, Garrett, Cassidy, Braydon, Riley, Sophia, Ava and Isabella; great grandson, Taj . Steven was preceded in death by mother, Kathryn Bodkin and sister, Deloris Bodkin. Funeral Service is Friday, 10:00 am, August 10, 2012 at – D. O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave with calling one hour prior. Rev. Mark Cleveland officiating. Calling also Thursday, August 09, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post 2457, 12700 Dawkins Rd New Haven IN 46774. To sign the online guest book, go to

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