Henry Odenweller (1936 - 2016)

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Henry "Hank" Fredrick Odenweller, 79, of Montgomery, Texas passed away on February 13, 2016, from complications related to a stroke he suffered on January 21, 2016. Hank was born on August 3, 1936 in New York City to Herman and Elsa Odenweller. He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of 56 years, Wendy Crane Odenweller, daughter Christine Ann Hausmann and her husband Pete, son Kenneth James Odenweller and wife Vicki, and son Keith Herman Odenweller and wife Misty, grandchildren Travis Alan Hausmann and wife Brooke, Traci Ann Hausmann, Zachary Tyler Odenweller, Cassandra Elizabeth Odenweller, Thaddeus James Odenweller, Maegan Elizabeth Odenweller, and Carter Henry Odenweller, and great-grandchildren Hudson, Caleb, and Annabelle Hausmann.

Hank attended Huntington High School where he was a Capitan of the football team and voted MVP. He was President of his class. Hank attended and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1958. Hank played football at RPI and was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. He met Wendy in Huntington, New York at his fraternity Christmas party in 1957. They married in April 1959 in Germany while Hank was stationed in Boblingen, Germany with the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Hank started his career with Shell Oil Company. He retired in 1993 after 32 years. Hank and Wendy shortly, thereafter, moved to Bentwater on Lake Conroe. They have been residents for the past 22 years.

Hank treasured and loved his family and boasted proudly about how well his family turned out. He was also known for his kind and gentle heart and always had a smile for everyone. He was a founding member of the Men of Bentwater (MOB) and was the organization's first President. He was jokingly referred to as the "God Father" of the MOB.

Visitation will be held at Metcalf Funeral Directors in Conroe on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5-7 pm. The celebration of Hank's life will begin at 2 pm on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Metcalf Funeral Directors in Conroe, Texas. Light refreshments and great stories and memories to share to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Hank's name to either the Salvation Army, Conroe, Texas or the Assistance League, 126 N. San Jacinto, Conroe, Texas 77301. Those wishing to post tributes and memories to the family may do so at www.metcalffuneraldirectors.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Feb. 16 to Feb. 29, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
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