Auburn – James Odendahl, 90, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn, Iowa. Celebrant was Father Lynn Bruch and burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Auburn.
James R. Odendahl was born on March 25, 1927 in Carroll, Iowa to Raymond and Josephine (Wieland) Odendahl. He was a veteran of the Army, and worked as a farmer all his life. James was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn. He enjoyed wood working, rosary making, and collecting and restoring Minneapolis Moline tractors.
James is survived by his sister Mary Howe and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Odendahl, and sisters, Viola Sporleder and Helen Lewis.
Memorials may be left to Shady Oaks Care Center