Obituary for Yvonne Ode

A funeral service for Yvonne LaMae Ode of Northfield, MN will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:00PM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at a later date at Mickinock Cemetery in Wannaska, MN. Yvonne passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN at the age of 78. Yvonne LaMae Oslund Ode was born May 24, 1939 in Wannaska, MN to Jens and Nannie (Erickson) Oslund. She was baptized and confirmed at Riverside Lutheran […]

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A funeral service for Yvonne LaMae Ode of Northfield, MN will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:00PM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at a later date at Mickinock Cemetery in Wannaska, MN.

Yvonne passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN at the age of 78.

Yvonne LaMae Oslund Ode was born May 24, 1939 in Wannaska, MN to Jens and Nannie (Erickson) Oslund. She was baptized and confirmed at Riverside Lutheran Church in Wannaska. Yvonne was raised on the family farm, attended grade school in Wannaska and graduated from Roseau High School in 1957. She received her teaching certificate and taught at Haug Leo rural school. On June 26, 1960 Yvonne married Marvin Ode at Riverside Lutheran Church. After marriage, they lived in Embarrass and later Roseau before moving to Thief River in 1970. She worked many years at Annette’s Fabrics in Thief River. For several years, she also served as the coordinator for Big Brother/Big Sister of Pennington County.

Yvonne was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls where she was active in choir, circle, as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher, and was a regular volunteer for whatever was needed. She served with Girl Scouts, Big Brother/Big Sister Program, and was a leader in the St. Hilaire Lions Club.

After moving to Northfield in 2010, she became a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she remained active with choir, circle, quilting, missions and Lutheran World Relief. Yvonne was a member of the Cannon Valley Lions Club and Northfield Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered for many community events. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, being outdoors, attending events, and spending time with family and friends. Yvonne was a true servant of God. She loved being involved, was giving of her time and talents, and always helped those she could. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughters Dawn Carey of Moorhead, Carla Ode-Parish of Allen, Texas, Brenda Doll of Louisville, Kentucky; 5 grandchildren Sydney Carey, Thomas Carey, Paige Parish, Alissa Doll and Carley Doll; one sister Marilyn DeSanto; 2 brothers James (Pat) Oslund, Gary (Jill) Oslund; her sister-in-law Marion Oslund; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her brothers Robert and Layton Oslund, and her parents.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

October 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield
418 Sumner St E Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

10 Comments

  1. Carol & Roger DeLap

    Dear Dawn, Carla & Brenda: We have been so sad thinking about what your mother and your families have been going through over the past few weeks. It is hard to believe that she will no longer be with us here on this earth. The words you wrote about her dedication, faith & volunteering were attributes that anyone who knew her would agree with. She was one of the hardest working women I have had the pleasure to know and she had wonderful talents which she wasn’t afraid to share with those around her. We had a lot of good times together through Trinity Church, Sugar ‘n Spice Homemakers, and community activities. We visited her twice in Northfield and it was so nice to see how happy she was there. Hold on to all of the good memories you shared with your Mom. God Bless! Carol & Roger DeLap

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  2. Marion Moe

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have known Yvonne all of our years. A great lady.

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  3. Janet Courtright Foster

    Dawn Carla and Brenda: I was in shock to read your Mom passed away. She was a very special person in my first years in Roseau. I know you will have many special memories for you to rely on. Take care and God Bless all of you. Janet Courtright Foster

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  4. Ann Haugen

    So very sorry to hear the sad news regarding your Mother.
    She was in our Homestudy group and we all loved her. She brought so much joy and knowledge to our group. She had a great sense of humor and we shared lots of laughter with her.
    God’s peace to your family.
    Ann Haugen
    Sugar N’ Spice Homestudy Group

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  5. Terry Rydberg

    Yvonne—always reaching out to others. I will miss her so!

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  6. Diane Freeman

    Yvonne was a blessing to TRF with all the time she gave to our community.
    Sympathy and prayers for her family.

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  7. Kermit genereux

    My sympathies and prayers to the family, Yvonne was a great lady and a joy to work with

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  8. Eric Allen

    To Dawn, Carla and family: I am so sorry to hear about Yvonne’s death. She sounds like she was a wonderful person! I know she will be missed by many. May God bless her memory.

    Eric Allen, Class of 1980.

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  9. Sylvia & Dale Cole

    Dale and I want to extend our sympathy to you. She was a great cousin to us. My parents Selmer and Tyyne , as well as my sister Julie, loved our time with her and with the Oslund family.

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  10. Kathy Beito

    Dawn, Carla and Brenda,
    My prayers and sympathy are with you during this sad time. I remember your mom as a wonderful presence at school activities, church, basketball games…so many years ago. I would imagine her loving support never wavered through the years. May God bring you comfort and peace as you mourn her loss.Thinking of you-Kathy Beito

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