Dec 03, 1936
Nov 21, 2012
Donald Arthur Odegard, 75, of Great Falls, died of cancer on November 21, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. His funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 6th, at Croxford Funeral Home.
Don was born on December 3rd 1936 in Great Falls, MT to Arthur and Frances Odegard. He graduated in 1955 from Great Falls High School and then served 6 years with the Montana Air National Guard, spending 2 of those years in France. He worked with his father and other relatives at Odegard’s Gas Station for many years. He enjoyed playing card games, fishing and collecting antiques. The neighborhood kids, especially the Peterson’s; Debbie, Steve, Kevin and Carla, loved Don, as he would teach them card games, take them fishing and just have fun. They continued to stay in touch with Don after they grew up and moved away from the neighborhood. Don had a great sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. He loved to feed the birds and squirrels and plant flowers in this flower beds. Grandpa Don will forever be cherished in our hearts.
Don is survived by his son Scott Odegard; grandchildren Jennifer Silver of Las Vegas, Brandon Odegard of Kalispell, Matthew Odegard of Great Falls and William and Steven Hill of Billings; great grandchildren Sadie Silver, Landon Odegard and Easton Odegard ; special friend and “daughter” Laura Kamura; also his brother-in-law Jim Macklin; nieces Linda Busko, Laurie Macklin, Christine Sanchez, Gail Macklin; and nephew Jim Macklin.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Frances; his wife Nancy; daughter Shawn Hill; and sisters Marilyn Macklin and Dolores Leroy.