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Martin "Jr." Wilzey Odneal

August 29, 1929 August 24, 2018
Martin "Jr." Wilzey Odneal
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Martin “Jr.” W. Odneal, 88, of Gilbertville died Friday, August 24, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

He was born August 29, 1929 in Prairie Home, Mo., the son of Martin W. and Robna Byler Odneal Sr. He married Joanne Sondag May 26, 1953 in Gilbertville.

Martin was employed with John Deere for 25 years and retired in 1984 as a supervisor. He owned and operated the Standard Service station in Gilbertville for 12 years. He served honorably in the United States Army as a Staff Sgt. during the Korean War.

Survived by: his wife, Joanne Odneal of Gilbertville; three sons, Bruce (Kay) Odneal of Readlyn, Larry Odneal of Parker, Colo., and Jim “Louie” (Helen) Odneal of Waterloo; two daughters, Sharon Madsen (Bart Caley) of Cedar Falls, and Barbara (Kevin) Curran of Westminster, Colo.; 12 grandchildren, Ryan, Justin and Jordan Odneal, Brian and David Madsen, Hunter, Quinn and Jarrett Curran, Cole, Kyle, and Tyler Odneal and Tracy Rich; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Sam and Marvin Odneal; and a sister, Clara Zey.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 27, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Military honors of presentation of the flag will be performed by the American Legion Nugent Demuth Post 714 at the church. Visitation will be from 2-5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, with a 2:00 p.m. rosary at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street and for one hour before the service at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Immaculate Conception Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.

Jr. was a former mayor of Gilbertville and school board president of Don Bosco. He enjoyed flying planes, fishing, 35 years on his house boat, and 23 winters in Texas. He was a member of the American Legion and Catholic Order of Foresters.


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Visitation

Sunday

26

Aug

2:00 PM 8/26/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 8/26/2018 5:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Rosary

Sunday

26

Aug

2:00 PM 8/26/2018 2:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

27

Aug

10:30 AM 8/27/2018 10:30:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

311 15th Ave
Gilbertville, Iowa 50634

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
311 15th Ave Gilbertville 50634 Iowa
United States
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