David Odeen died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the age of 80. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where military honors will be accorded at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Above and Beyond Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Deloris; five children, Deborah (Darrin) Thompson, Doreen (Larry) Huwe, Darlene Odeen, Ellen (John) Fisher and Daniel Odeen; his siblings, Harold (Gerry) Odeen, Harry (Linda) Odeen, Susie (Marcel) Sebetka, Jeannie Brislawn and Cathie Odeen; eight stepchildren, Dennis, Curtis, Dean, Linda, Don Jr., Doug, Dave and Dennis; and many stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Cameron; and wife, Edna, in 2009.
David Edward Odeen was born March 18, 1939, in St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was the son of Harry and Marian Raymond Odeen. He received his education in the Marion, Iowa, schools. David then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving for 10 years. He returned home to Iowa making his home in Anamosa. He worked at Collins Radio and later at a TV shop in Mount Vernon. On June 5, 1998, Edna and David Odeen were united in marriage at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Anamosa. He started Odeen's Radio TV in Mount Vernon and operated his store for a number of years before becoming the TV technician at Smulekoff's in Cedar Rapids. He retired from there in 2000. David married Deloris Smith Michel at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Anamosa in 2011.
David was a member of St. Mark's Church and the Anamosa American Legion. He enjoyed playing his bass guitar, going fishing, gardening and spending his winters in Mission, Texas.