Marion Odalen age 97, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at her home in Valley Villas.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley and one hour prior to the service at church on Sunday.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at St John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.
Burial will be in Lost Creek Cemetery, El Paso Township.
Marion was born February 22, 1922 to William and Olive (Mickelson) Steiner in El Paso Township, Pierce County, Wisconsin. She was baptized at Lost Creek, then confirmed and joined Our Savior’s Lutheran in Beldenville and later became a member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
She grew up in Lost Creek and El Paso where she attended Lost Creek Elementary and Ellsworth High School. On September 17, 1942 Marion married Leroy ‘Bud’ Odalen at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They lived on Bud’s father’s farm and started raising their family. In 1961 Bud and Marion moved from El Paso to Spring Valley.
Marion worked at the Root Beer Stand in Spring Valley and then worked about 15 years at the A.S.C.S. office in Ellsworth. Marion worked at McMillan’s in Woodville for about 15 years before going to work for Mark Anderson where she worked for about another 15 years.
She was an avid sports fan and a strong supporter of the Spring Valley Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. Marion and Bud loved attending the activities of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They were always together and had good times with their many friends. They enjoyed spending time at their son Ron’s cabin in Danbury, WI. and going to New Jersey for Bill’s annual pig roast.
Preceding her in death was her husband Leroy ‘Bud’, her parents, daughter Ellie and son-in-law Larry Hoolihan; sister Marie Blanche (Al) Hogen and half-brother Glen (Cecelia) Mickelson; in-laws: Mildred (Canton) Christopherson; Florence (Ed) Neiderhauser; Alma (Ed) Carlson; Eleanor (Eric) Johnson; Arnold (Hazel) Odalen; John (Alpha) Odalen; and great grandson Benji Odalen (Dave and Michele).
Survivors include her three children: Ron (Janet) Odalen of Mendota Heights, MN; Bill (Chris) Odalen of Bergenfield, N.J.; daughter Bonnie (Jim) Anderson of Green Valley, AZ; son-in-law Gregg (Jane) Kado of Spring Valley; 14 grandchildren; Dawn (Rob) Brooks; Dave (Michele) Odalen; John Odalen; Matthew (Mara Kennedy) Odalen; Chrissy (Sean Kearns) Odalen; Jason Anderson; Jared Anderson; Sean (Brittany) Hoolihan; Brady (Krista) Hoolihan; Briana (Royce Baier) Hoolihan; Heather (Tom Mocadlo) Kado-Smigaj; Brandon (Megan) Kado; Trent (Wendy) Kado; Brittany (Tom) Kado-Spears; 23 great grandchildren; Robert (Lauren) Brooks: Jessie Brooks; Sarah (fiancé Ursinio Puga), Linzy, and Noah Odalen; Milo Odalen; Jada and Deklan Hoolihan; Kamdynn and Bryson Hoolihan; Cody and Colin Anderson; Kyler, Kade and Carter Smigaj; Kaden and Lauren Kado; Chase and Croix Kado; Boden, Laddie, Myka and Lennon Spears; 2 great-great grandchildren; Zack Schoenthal and Hallie Brooks; many other relatives and friends.