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ELLSWORTH HAROLD "SONNY" O'DELL, 88 ROSCOE - Ellsworth Harold "Sonny" O'Dell, 88, Roscoe passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in River Bluff Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Owen, Wis.; the eldest son of 10 children to Harold and Ethel (Hopp) O'Dell. Sonny enjoyed sharing his Valentine's birthday with his great-nephew, Cody Green. He married Bettyjane Carlson on April 19, 1945, in Roscoe. Sonny worked at Ingersoll for 30 years, after retirement he did crossing guard for the Village of Roscoe. He loved keeping the kids safe and waving to the people who went by, he then did custodian work at the Harlem Roscoe Fire Dept. He was a member of the Beaver Valley Grange. He is survived by his four children, Karin (Ken) Hanson of Birmingham, Ala., Scott of Henderson, Texas, Rick (Renee) of Machesney Park and Colleen (Steve) Bloyer of Avalon, Wis.; grandchildren, Kirk (Natalie) Hanson, Shawn (Lisa) Hanson, Stacey (Jessica) O'Dell, Samantha O'Dell, Michele Boeke, Brian (Marissa) O'Dell, Steffanie (Drew) Brown, Benjamin (fiancée, Hailey) Bloyer; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ken, Ron, Doug and Randy; and sister, Beverly Armstrong. He was predeceased by his wife, Bettyjane in 1998; parents; brothers, Merle and Maynard; and sisters Elaine and Barb. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at sunsetfhmemgardens.com.


Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013
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