Basil F. O'Dell
June 28, 1939 - November 3, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Whittemore United Methodist Church
Whittemore United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Basil F. O’Dell, age 79, of Hale, MI, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was born on June 28, 1939 in Deford, MI to Harvey & Marjorie (Stine) O’Dell. He graduated from Whittemore-Prescott High School in 1957. Basil married Karen Sue Dickey of January 2, 1960 at the Whittemore United Methodist Church. Basil had been a farmer and school bus driver before joining the Iosco County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy and was the Undersheriff when he left the force. He then became a loan officer with the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hale. Basil was a member of the Whittemore United Methodist Church. He had been a member of the Hale Area Schools Board of Education from 1983-1991. He liked reading, flower gardening, watching the Detroit Tigers and coaching high school baseball and Pony League.
Basil is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Karen of Hale; son, Curt (Gale) O’Dell of Hale; daughter, Tanya Haskin of Rose City; grandchildren, Danielle (Nick) Katterman of Hale, Brendon O’Dell of Sault Ste. Marie, Karissa (Kyle) Piar of West Branch, Halie Haskin of Lupton; great grandson, Ean Katterman of Hale; sister, Leila O’Dell of Kawkawlin; sister-in-law, Jackie O’Dell of Saginaw; many nieces and nephews and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas O’Dell; in-laws, John & Irene Dickey.
A visitation will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Whittemore United Methodist Church with a memorial service at 1 pm at the church with Rev. Nathan Jeffords officiating. Inurnment will follow at Saints Cemetery in Whittemore. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whittemore United Methodist Church or to the Sebawaing Camp. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Whittemore United Methodist Church or to the Sebawaing Camp.