OWENSBORO, Ky. – Alvan Daniel Oderkirk, 75, of Owensboro, Ky., passed away March 22, 2014, in Owensboro.|
Dan was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Ames, Iowa, the son of Alvin D. and Alva Oderkirk. He had many adventures growing up in cities around Chicago, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C.
He married Judith Ann Horton on Sept. 24, 1960, in Antioch. Dan and Judy achieved 53 wonderful years together and raised a family of four children: Robert (Nancy) of Sanford, N.C.; James (Kimberly) of West Bloomfield, Mich., Juliana (Steven) Laird of Fleming Island, Fla., and Deanna Fisher of Kansas City, Mo. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren. Also surviving Dan are two sisters, Gayle (Gerald) Wuori of DeKalb and Beth Johnson (Tom Conboy) of Rockton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elaine Suddeth Mattson; and a nephew, John Suddeth.
Dan's career in banking spanned more than 45 years and involved increasingly responsible positions as a trust officer in financial planning and as a senior vice-president of bank trust departments. Most recently, Dan worked for BB&T of Owensboro.
Dan and Judy lived and raised their family in a variety of communities, including DeKalb, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Wis., West Lafayette, Ind., and Racine, Wis., before finally moving to Owensboro.
Dan was a member of a number of community and professional organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Lion's Club, Elk's Club and Rotary. He served on a number of advisory committees for business and vocational education as well as estate planning advisory panels.
A graduate in business administration from Carroll University, in Waukesha, Wis., Dan also took additional coursework in business at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. He was a Certified Financial Planner through the College for Financial Planning, Northwestern University, Evanston.
He enjoyed all sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears and the Purdue Boilermakers. A devoted golfer all his life, Dan never passed up the opportunity for a good game out on the links.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the
Memorial Foundation – Nashville,
, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203, or to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in care of Gifts Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727.
Online condolences can be made at www.glennfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 26, 2014