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Bodeler Declasse

November 20, 1949 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 71)

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Bodeler “Bodo” Declasse


Bodeler Declasse passed away on the night of December 29, 2020 at the age of 71 in Viera, FL.

 His battle with dementia in recent years showed him to be determined to get back to his old self. When asked how

 he was doing he would never complain but simply say “I am getting better”. Bodo’s strength remained 

strong until the end.


Bodeler went to college and studied Economy which got him a career in the Haitian government for 15 years

where he was Assistant Chief of Personnel for the health department.

 Bodeler’s most impassioned goal in life was to establish a global economy to efficiently get goods to his home country of Haiti.

 He left his country in hopes to setup an establishment in the USA to achieve his goals.  

What he ended up with instead was bringing his wife Marie Jean and daughter Jennyfer to the states

 where he rooted his family and grew with them. His daughter Jennyfer and two sons Stephan and Obed

 became his greatest accomplishments.

We are reminded with his treasures he left behind how simple of a man Bodeler was. From his 

notebooks of handwritten business plans to his collection of lottery tickets hoping to win the big prize. 

He lived the life of a traveler, during his final year he landed with a home at his son Stephan,

 daughter-in-law Amy Marie and his grandchildren

 Raine Emily, Hailey Marie, Skye Luna.

Bodeler will forever be missed.


I’m Free                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Don't grieve for me now I’m free

I’m following the path

GOD has laid you see.

I took his hand when I

heard him call

I turned my back and left

It all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to

work, to play.

Tasks left undone must

stay that way

I found that peace at the

close of day

If my parting has left a

void, Then fill it with

remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a

Laugh, a kiss

Oh yes, these things I too

will miss.

Be not burdened with

times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine

of tomorrow.


My life’s been full, I

savored much

Good friends, good times,

a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed

all too brief

Don’t lengthen it now

with undue grief.


Lift up your hearts, and

peace to thee

GOD wanted me now; He

set me free.

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