Sunday, June 19, 2011

Charles Wesley Odell

Charles Wesley Odell, age 85, beloved husband and devoted father and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at his residence. Charles served in World War II aboard a destroyer escort in the Aleutian Islands and Central Pacific.

He was employed by Western Publishing Company, Inc. for thirty-five years, last working as Corporate Manager of Administrative Services and retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Western Quarter-Century Club, and past president of the Western Foreman’s Club, and Milwaukee-Racine Club Printing House Craftsmen. Charles was board director of the Western Employee Credit Union for eighteen years.

He had been a volunteer for Junior Achievement. Charles was a twenty-year member of the YMCA, played golf with the Western team and was an avid photographer.

Charles is survived by his wife, Shirley, together for sixty-two years; his daughter, Susan (Kevin) Milaeger; and grandson, David Nels Milaeger; a sister-in-law and a nephew. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorials suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The family wishes to thank Mark E. DeCheck M.D. Dr. Joshua A. Bloom and the wonderful staff at Hospice Alliance for their care and compassion.

John 14:1-3

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

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