Helen "Cookie" C. (Knapp) Bodrie


Birth: December 25th, 1947
Death: November 6th, 2017
Age: 69 years
Residence:Pinconning, Michigan

Helen Carol (Knapp) Bodrie (also known as “Cookie”) was born on Christmas day, 1947 to Evelyn (Hinton) Knapp and George Knapp, and passed into the arms of her Savior on November 6, 2017 after a three year battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband’s parents Grace (Summers) Bodrie and Laverne Bodrie, her sister Judy and brother George (Pat) Knapp. Helen was a giving person, and her corneas were donated to continue that legacy.


She is survived by her husband, Alfred J. (Butch) Bodrie, her Children, Carol (and Jeff) Hanson, Alfred G.(and Nikki) Bodrie, Brad (and Julie) Bodrie, her siblings Nancy (and Bill) Witbrodt, Mike (and Rose) Knapp, Steve (and Barb) Knapp, Linda (and Larry Eberlein) Shaw, Peggy (and Dick) Campbell, Ed (and Shawna) Knapp, her husband's siblings, Annalee (and Gerry) Greyerbiehl, Judy (and John) Krzysik, Jeannine (and LeRoy) Atwater, Janice (and Ed) Dittenbir, Bruce (and Linda) Bodrie, George Bodrie, Sam (and Renee) Bodrie, Rob Bodrie, Kellie Bodrie, 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.


Helen and Butch started a business a few years into their marriage, and with much hard work turned it into a thriving business, which they ran together for many years.


She had many interests including bowling, where she held high average awards for many years. She played softball and loved her Tigers (win or lose!) All household activities ceased when her Tigers played. She also knitted, crocheted, and sewed quilts and blankets for her family and friends. She dearly loved her yearly fishing trips with her sister-in-law Jeannine to the Upper Peninsula where they would also cruise the yard sales.


She and her husband shared a love for racing, and would follow the sprint cars on their circuit, often camping nearby and enjoying the company of friends, old and new. She loved to sit around a campfire, and even learned to play a lap harp from a friend they met in their travels.


Even in her final stages battling cancer, she wanted family and friends to come and visit her, and would sit outside, visiting with her loved ones, where she said the only thing missing was the campfire. She also made sure she played a rousing game of dominoes with her sisters and sisters-in-law, a Knapp thing. No kids were allowed, but her daughter managed to sneak in!


Many friends and family brought her cards, flowers and gifts, and she often mentioned how special that was, and how much she loved and appreciated every gift, phone call and visit.


A memorial service will be held at Fraser Township Hall on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12 noon for visiting with family, and 1:00pm for a Memorial Service with a luncheon to follow.


Fraser Township Hall

1474 N Mackinaw Rd

Linwood, MI 48634



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