John B. Odden 93-year-old resident of Staples, MN passed away November 3, 2019 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 9 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
John was born on August 24, 1926 in Staples, MN to Lawrence and Roselena Odden. He attended school through the 8th grade. John joined the US Navy on August 23, 1944 at the age of 17 and was honorably discharged on August 16, 1947. He served in the Pacific Theater and was very proud of his service. John worked as a carpenter for the family business. He was united in marriage to Norma Siers on October 8, 1948 in Staples. In his retirement he enjoyed making birdhouses, fishing, carving birds & airplanes.
John is survived by his wife, Norma Odden; children, Dan (Cynthia) Odden, David (Sandy) Odden, Larry (Jeanne) Odden, Ron (Sandy Moon) Odden, Ed (Darcy) Odden, Karen (Steve) Adamek; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Gerald Odden, Troy Odden, Marlene Brevig; daughter, Kathy Odden; grandson, Samuel Adamek; and great-granddaughter, Ella Odden.
Arrangements are with the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples.