Karla O’Dell, 63, was born in Fargo, ND, on December 22, 1955. On April 18th she left her home peacefully to knock on Heaven’s Door. Karla lived in Fargo all her life graduating from Fargo North. She was married to Mike O’Dell for 25 yrs and always considered herself an O’Dell. Karla was very caring and loving finding the most joy when helping others. She is survived by her sister, April Herdeg and several cousins. Karla was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Shirley Herdeg. The family will be having a Celebration of Life at the M&J in West Fargo on Wed, April 24th at 6pm.

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  1. Karla you will be be greatly missed by all who knew you. You were a great friend with a loving heart! We did not see one another much as we were both busy, but we always managed to text one another on special holidays and birthdays! Heaven has gained another angel!

  2. We want to express our heartfelt condolences for your loss. As family and friends continue to support you in the days to come, think about seeing Karla in a world full of happiness, where sorrow and pain will be a thing of the past.

  3. Karla! You are so dear to me. As a Senior Companion volunteer, you touched the lives of so many older adults in need at Pioneer Manor. Your legacy will live on there and in the hearts of all who loved you. What a treasure you were to this world and the Senior Companions program. I am a better person for having known you. You had so much love left to give. Gone too soon. You are missed.

    Andrea
    Senior Companion Program Coordinator
    Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota

  4. Karla was just a super person to know. She will be missed, such a caring person to others and animals. Extremely fun to talk to.

  5. Karla was an awesome lady and was always so nice to everyone. She is greatly missed!!! My condolences April! I will miss her smile and our chats!!

  6. Karla welcomed us with open arms and an open heart, and we will always be grateful for her friendship, love and generosity. We’re blessed to have had you in our lives and treasure the memories we made with you. Rest easy Grandma Karla.

  7. Karla you were such a kind and caring person. I was blessed beyond words to of called you my friend. Another angle taken to soon .

  8. April so very sorry Karla was such a kind sweet person She will be missed by many We sure had fun hanging out at Karlas and Mikes trailer back in the day RIP Karla Rita Simonson

  9. Karla was a wonderful person to know, I enjoyed all the times that I got to spent with her. She had such a kind, generous heart to everyone. I will miss her friendship until we meet again friend!! Heaven gained another wonderful angel way to soon. Love you girl!!! Teresa

  10. Karla,

    Thank you for lighting up my grandma Alice’s life and once she was gone, you helped my mother Meredith. You were very special to them. You will be missed.

  11. Karla,
    Your smiling face and pleasant, friendly nature will be missed. I enjoyed being your neighbor for many years!!
    You are a kind person and always took the time to say hello. God called you by name and gave you rest. God called saying come unto me you who are heavy laden and I shall give you rest…take my yoke upon you…for I am meek in spirit and lowly in heart and you shall find rest for your soul…for my yoke is easy and my burden is light…God called you by name and you went to your higher calling….Let the Heaven Rejoice…a new Angel has entered the gates !!!

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