Francis, 93, died November 4 at his home in Mill City. He was
born in Mill City and lived there all of his life. Francis
served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a
self-employed logger most of his life and later as a Chip
Truck Driver for Frank Lumber Co. Francis was a true
outdoorsman, enjoying camping, and exploring the woods,
hiking, mushroom picking, hunting, fishing, woodworking,
golfing, and had a love of all animals. He was a member of the
Eagles Lodge in Mill City, serving as Past President.
married Jessie L. Leach on February 7, 1948 in Mill City. He
is survived by his wife: Jessie of Mill City; daughters: Lynn
Minton of Mill City and Lonnie Hardison of Aloha;
grandchildren: Shannon Swan, Michele Spier & Ben Minton
and 5 great-grandchildren. Francis was preceded in death by
son, Francis Lee Bodeker, sisters, Helen Salchenberger
and Margaret Kunkel, and grandson, Stefan Swan.
A private service
will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the
Humane Society in his name. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.