John B. Odden, 93, of Staples, passed away November 3, 2019, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 9 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
John was born August 24, 1926 in Staples to Lawrence and Roselena Odden. He attended school through the eighth grade. John joined the U.S. 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 and airplanes.
John is survived by his wife; 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; two brothers, Gerald Odden and Troy Odden; one sister, Marlene Brevig and one daughter, Kathy Odden.
Arrangements are with the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples.