Arnold John Odden

Arnold John Odden

Deerfield-Arnold “Arnie” J. Odden, age 82, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014.

Arnold was born on Feb. 26, 1931 in Madison, the son of Norwegian immigrants Johannes and Aasta (Hoidalen) Odden. Arnie was a graduate of Madison Central H.S. class of 1949. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the state of Wisconsin for 34 years: 13 years as a state trooper and 21 years as a state investigator. After retiring from the state, he worked part time for St. Mary’s Hospital Security Department. Arnie loved to travel with his wife Jean driving all over the U.S. He enjoyed watching wildlife, especially his favorite eagles. He was an avid collector of coins.

Arnie is survived by his seven children, Deborah (Tom) Dougless of Glendive, MT, Kathleen Busse of Tucson, AZ, Steven (Cindy) of Madison, Sandra (Johnny) Clark of Grover, NC, Michael (Linda) of Waunakee, Janet Johnson of Lodi and Marjorie (Deane) Olsen of Madison; grandchildren, Amy, Stevie, Melanie, Kevin, Lisa, Kenneth, Eric, Laura, Erica, Sarah, Bailey and Chase; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Kaylee, Makenzie, Riley, Rigel, Chloe, Kaleb and Abby; brother-in-law Robert Lochner of Milwaukee; nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jean (Lochner); his parents, his sister Ellen and sister-in-law Sarajane Lochner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, with Fr. Michael Radowicz officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 10 am until the time of mass. A Private inurnment will be held at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc.

The family wishes to thank all of the Hospice staff for their love and support.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N Sherman Ave 608-249-8257