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Irene Clarice Odens Ellsworth MN

April 26, 2013

Irene Clarice Odens 
Ellsworth MN

Irene Clarice Odens Ellsworth MN
Irene Odens, age 88, of Ellsworth, MN, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne, MN.
Irene Odens, age 88, of Ellsworth, MN, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne, MN. Funeral Services were held Friday, April 19, 2013 at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, officiated by Pastor Deb Klaassen. Bural was held in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rocck, IA.

Irene was born July 10, 1924, in Osceola County, IA, to Klaas and Bertha (Groen) Krull. She attended country school in rural Osceola County.

Irene married Lawrence Odens on October 23, 1943, in Little Rock, IA. After their marriage, the couple farmed north of Little Rock, IA, for over forty years. While farming, they also owned & operated the café in Rock Rapids, IA, from 1967 to 1968. Irene also worked at Campbell’s Soup Co. in Worthington. In 1984, they retired and moved to Ellsworth where Irene worked at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and mowing her lawn.

Irene is survived by her four daughters, Linda (Dale) Kruse, rural Little Rock, IA; Colette (Ray Siemonsma) Smythe, Ellsworth; Karla (Reid) Colwell, Sioux Falls, SD; and Lila (Dan) Boltjes, rural Ellsworth; fifteen grandchildren, Brian Kruse, Donell (Brad) Nagel, Darla Hart, Denise (Sterling) Severtson, Deanna Leuthold, Darci (Josh) Alexander, Brandon (Tracy) Kruse, Toby (Barbara) Smythe, Shauna (Jason) Tweet, Krista (Benton) Boom, Jesse (Lori) Colwell, Jobi (Megan) Colwell, Josh (Marcy) Colwell, Shari (Bruce) Nerison & Lisa (Cliff) Lynn; thirty four great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; sister, Joyce (Dale) Solma, Little Rock, IA; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Krull, Sheldon, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Odens, on February 25, 2004; two great granddaughters, Sarah Nagel & Kayla Duin; a brother, Jake Krull; and a sister, Henrietta (Herbert) Herding.

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