Jack L. O'Dell

Jack L. O'Dell, 88, of Middlebury died at 5:30 pm on Saturday,
January 5, at Elkhart General Hospital, surrounded with his
children and grand-children. He was born on December 14, 1930 in
Elkhart to Charles A. and Mildred Alice (Books) O'Dell. On January
3, 1953 in Elkhart he married Jacqueline J. Gleason, she died June
19, 2014. Surviving are two daughters, Debra A. (Randy) Fenwick of
Middlebury, Kathy M. (Jeff) Whitehurst of Berne; two sons, Michael
S. (Deb) O'Dell of Berne, Timothy P. (Vickie) O'Dell of Middlebury;
10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by his parents; a step mother, Marge O'Dell; a brother,
Richard O'Dell. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church in Goshen, the VFW and American Legion Post 210 in
Middlebury. He was a 1949 graduate of Elkhart High School and
was a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Marine
Corps from 1950 to 1953. He received a Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering for Tri State University in 1958. He enjoyed
Carving, writing poetry, painting and wood working. Visitation will
be from 3:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, at Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral
services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 10, also at the
funeral home. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ron Russell.
Burial with full military rights will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery,
Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Gideon’s International.

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I am so sorry to hear Uncle Jack has passed away. I know he is
happy now with your Mom.
From: Linda Cripe
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Please pass my sincere sympathy to the family of Jack O'Dell. I
enjoyed working with him at CTS in Berne, IN.
From: Louise Neuenschwander
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I express my deepest sympathy to your entire family in the death of
your father and grandfather. Memories from our time together at
Peace Lutheran Church are remembered. May the Lord give you
comfort and peace as you grieve.
From: Karen (Muselman) Thomas