Richard Gale Odle, 82, of Eureka, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Vintage Park in Eureka, Kan.
Richard Odle was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Houston, Mo., to Albert and Grace Gobble Odle. He graduated from Houston High School in 1953. On April 14, 1956, Rich was united in marriage to Bonnie Collins in Hernando, Miss. They made their home in Houston, Mo., until 1958, then moved to Green Mountain.
Rich had worked for Swifts for 31 plus years as a maintenance mechanic. He also had worked for Eureka Transport, Marshall Motor Coach and officiated high school sports. Rich had accepted Christ at a young age and was a board member of the United Church of Christ as well as Masonic Lodge 106 in Eureka, charter member of Green Mountain Lion’s Club, Izaak Walton League, Boy Scout Leader, member of the Green Mountain Fire Department, IWLA of Marshall County, IOOF Lodge and Green Mountain High School Athletic Booster. He enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, dancing, country music and camping.
Rich will be greatly missed by his children, Terry (Conni) Odle of Altoona, Tim (Kim) Odle of Mason City, Tom (Annette) Odle of Plano, Texas, and Tab Odle of Reece, Kan. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jadi (Grant), Eli (Melinda), Justin and Kaitlyn; as well as two great-grandchildren on the way; and nieces, Linda (Ron) Siex and Dixie (Sam) Ives.
Rich was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; parents, Albert and Grace; siblings, Raymond (Garnett) Odle, Ruby (Woodrow) Sweet; nephew, Roger Odle; and niece, Bonnie Odle.
Funeral services for Rich will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Green Mountain United Church of Christ in Green Mountain. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown.
Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Rich and his family.