Mr. Bodeux served in the U.S. Army from 1968 through 1970, including a tour of duty in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970. He received an honorable discharge with an Army Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.
After his service to the country, he completed law school in 1972, receiving his Juris Doctor. Upon passing the Missouri bar exam in 1972, Mr. Bodeux commenced employment with the firm of Niedner, Moerschel, Nack and Ahlheim in October of that year. Within five years, he was made a partner with the firm, where he has practiced until his retirement in 2014.
His career concentrated on an active trial practice that included defense trial litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, and domestic relations family law. Mr. Bodeux received the highest AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell within five years of commencing his practice of law. In addition to practicing law, he was president of the St. Charles County Bar Association, prosecuting attorney for the City of St. Peters for 20 years, and a member of several civic organizations within the County of St. Charles, Missouri.
Mr. Bodeux has enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the world, visiting places as far north as Katmandu, Nepal, and as far south as Sydney, Australia. He continues to travel extensively in his retirement.