William Odell March 17, 1919 - Aug. 18, 2014 EDWARDSBURG - William A. Odell, 95, of Edwardsburg, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014, at his home. He was born March 17, 1919, in Elkhart County, to the late Mason & Dora (Kahler) Odell. On April 25, 1942, in Elkhart, he married Helen M. DeWitt. She preceded him in death on August 11, 2000, in Elkhart. Surviving are three children, Cheri (Raymond) Boone of Livonia, MI, Carol (James) Wilfert of Niles, MI, Danni (Nancy) Odell of White Pigeon, MI; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. William was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during W.W. II. He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church and a former member of the Michiana Horseshoe Association. He enjoyed woodworking. William was a foreman at Elkhart Foundry and Machine Shop, retiring in 1981. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2-4 and 6-8 on today and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, at the funeral home. Pastor Andy Martin will preside. Burial will follow at Adamsville Cemetery; military honors will be rendered. Memorial contributions may be given to the New Hope United Methodist Church or to Hospice at Home.
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Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home
700 E. Jackson Blvd. Elkhart, IN 46516
Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 21, 2014