Born April 22, 1928, in Marked Tree, Ark., son of the late Albert and Octavia Prince O'Dell, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was employed at John Deer Horicon Works.
He married Cora Dutzle. On Sept. 29, 1992, in Conway, Ark., he married Lucille M. Krueter, who survives.
Survivors also include his children, Edward E. O'Dell, Jr., and Alan O'Dell, both of Horicon, Denise Kletsch and husband, Tom and Carol Brunner and husband, J.R., all of Watertown, Douglas O'Dell and wife, LuAnn, of Juneau and Renee Steiner and husband, Todd, of Ft. Atkinson; step-children, Cynthia Neitzel, of Beaver Dam, Pamela Oechsner and husband, John, of Mayville, Linden Neitzel and wife, Lori, of Neshkoro, Brian Neitzel and wife, Melissa, of Randolph and Jeff Neitzel and wife, Sadie, of Woodland; brothers and sisters, Nelvin O'Dell and wife, Peggy, of Greenbrier, Ark., Daniel O'Dell and wife, Marie, and Jeannie Glover and husband, Dale, all of Senath, Mo., Barbara Hanson and husband, Gary, of Franklin, Ark., Shirley Greenfield and husband, Lloyd, of Florissant, Mo., and JoAnn Massey and husband, Sam, of Arbyrd, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; one step-grandson and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Susan Neitzel; one brother, Albert O'Dell and one sister, Noveda Hall.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Senath Cemetery.