September 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
September 18, 2015Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
Jody Scott Odegaard passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at his home. Jody was born February 23, 1960 in Moorhead, MN. He was the seventh of seven children born to Donald and Irene Odegaard. Jody received his formal education at Mapleton, ND, graduating in 1977, a year early, because he wanted to graduate from Mapleton High School like all his brothers and sisters. This small town is also where he received his most important education, that of life. His two most influential teachers were his mother, Irene and his father, Donald. It is here where Jody learned an excellent work ethic, and learned to be honest and compassionate to others. Jody worked in the gaming industry for over three decades. He started as a dealer and then became a site manager for several charities. He then worked in the gaming supply business over the last decade. One of his coworkers said that he was such a dedicated worker that he came into work even when he wasn’t feeling well because the job had to be done. She said Jody inspired all of us to be better.
Jody was a man of few words but his words meant something. He was always good natured, liked to tease, had a wry sense of humor, and always had a smile (some would call it a smirk) on his face. Jody was always willing to help somebody and was loyal to his friends and family. He loved cats and always had at least one cat all of his life.
Jody married Jacki Halvorson on November 18, 1989. Their son Jared was born September 7, 1991. Jody was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Irene Odegaard and his mother and father-in-laws, Helen and Walt Halvorson. He is survived by his wife Jacki, son Jared, Fargo, step son Chad Andel, Fargo and step daughter Richelle (Russ) Vigen, Moorhead and two beautiful granddaughters, Sydnie and Alisha. Oh, how he loved them! He is also survived by his siblings Pam (Mike) Dahl, Fargo, Wally (Mary Beth) Odegaard, West Fargo, Cindy (Marv) Skar, Fargo, Danny Odegaard, Fargo, Kevin(Cindy) Odegaard , Mapleton, Becky (Randy) Unterseher, Fargo. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family, including Jacki’s siblings Vicki (Kim) Lein, Gwen (Curt) Goodman, Brenda (Bryan) Fredrickson, John (Faye) Halvorson.
Jody, we have always loved you and we always will. Rest in Peace.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 18, 2015 with a visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Horace. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com