Obituary of Joseph John Bodell
Joseph (Joe) Bodell, 92, of Duluth, MN passed away on April 13th, 2023 (13 years to the day after his brother Steve). Born November 28th, 1930, in Duluth, MN, he was the son of Stephen and Hattie Bodell.
Joe worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad and was a locomotive engineer on the BNSF railroad for 46 years. He was a member of the VFW Moose and the American Legion. He also served in the Army as a paratrooper and was stationed in Korea.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ann, son Scott, infant son James and 11 siblings and grandson Doug.
He is survived by his son Mark (Hazel), Paul (Mary), Joe (Sheila), daughter Nan (Ron) Bodell-Moen, sister Mitzi, sisters-in-law Marilyn, Penny, Peggy, brother-in-law Chuck and grandchildren Linda, Wendy, Dan, Derek, Brandon, Samantha, Bryce, Lindsy, Scott, Baylor, Brekkon, Cadan, several great-grandchildren, his special friend Peggy and his favorite grand-dog Alice.
We would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Miller Dwan Palliative Care and Proctor Pizza.
As Joe would often say, “Amen Brother”.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on April 29th, 2023, from 3-8 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge (1503 Belknap St., Superior, WI). Guests are encouraged to bring a story, photos, and memories to share.