Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society - Newaygo Rd.
4602 Newaygo Road
Fort Wayne, IN
DONALD BODEY, 73, of Tri-Lakes, Ind, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020. Don was a Fort Wayne native who graduated from North Side High School. He attended Purdue University and received his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon. He was a Vietnam veteran and award-winning author of "F.N.G" He was a teacher of writing and a carpenter who loved to mentor others in those crafts. He was fond of nature and dedicated to its care and had a special affinity for wood -its scent and color and grain. He was a persistent Cubs fan. He will be forever connected to and missed by his wife, Clare; his son, Skyler; and his brother, Bob, along with the many whose lives he touched. No service will be held at deceased's request. Memorials may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society.

Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jun. 21, 2020.
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Don Bodey was a friend of mine. As his publisher I always appreciated his wit and self-deprecating humor. He will eventually be recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Godspeed Don in your tour as FNG.
Victor Volkman
June 25, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DON. HE WAS NOT ONLY A NEIGHBOR BUT A FRIEND. YOU'RE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
June 22, 2020
I remember Don spending a night sleeping on the floor, arm around my paralyzed and frightened dog the night before we put him down. Thanks for being that kind of person.
June 22, 2020
I can never forget the intensity with which Don made a countertop paper towel dispenser. Having read F.N.G., I imagined much of what he did, said and thought involved a similar level of intensity. No one who knew him could not feel a sense of loss and I am sure this is especially true for Clare and Skyler. My sincere condolences.
Uncle Richard
June 22, 2020
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