Loren Bodin, 77, Monticello


Loren (Bud) Bodin, 77, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
A family service will be held at Fort Ripley cemetery where he will be honored for his service.
He was born June 16, 1935 near Glen, Minn. in Nordlund Township. After living a short time in Superior, Wis., the family moved to Bock, Minn.when he was still young. He grew up there helping with the family dairy farm. Bud graduated from Milaca High School in 1953. After graduating, he worked as a mechanic and served in the Army, being honorably discharged in 1961. In 1961, he married Ingrid Ledermann with her daughter, Donna, and divorced some years later. He then married Judy Zaun with her son David. Together they had four children, Dennis, Dustin, Darcy and Darrin. Bud and Judy divorced in 1986. He continued working as a mechanic for many years. He lived his last five years at St. Benedict’s Assisted Living in Monticello, Minn.
Bud was a quiet man who always loved to spend time with his sisters, their families and son Dennis playing cards or any type of game indoors or outdoors. If he wasn’t joining in, he was quietly observing and appreciating the time he spent with them. He enjoyed reading westerns and watching western shows and movies, spending time at the casino, and playing games on the computer. He had an amazing memory and knew everyone. He made an impression on the lives of everyone he met.
Bud is survived by his stepson David Zaun, Forest Lake; son Dennis Bodin, Pine City; son Dustin Bodin, St. Cloud; daughter Darcy Bodin, Cambridge-Isanti; son Darrin Bodin, Maple Lake; six grandchildren; sisters Dee Anna Kalm, Big Lake; Phyllis and Red Klumper, Big Lake; brothers, Tony and Daisy Bodin, Aitkin; Orran and Lorna Bodin, Washington; Burton and Doris Bodin, Ore-gon; stepbrother Alan and Mavis Whiteford, Zimmerman.
Bud was preceded in death by his father Oscar Bodin, mother Ellen (Bodin) Whiteford, stepfather Andrew Whiteford, stepsister Sharon, stepbrother Greg, and infant grandson Matthew.