Marvin Gail Odell

Born: Fri., Sep. 3, 1943
Died: Fri., Mar. 31, 2017


10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 04, 2017
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Apr. 05, 2017
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

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Marvin G. Odell, age 73 of Holdrege passed away at his home in Holdrege on Friday, March 31, 2017.  He was born on September 3, 1943 in Cambridge to James and Lyla June (Jones) Odell.  Marvin was raised in the Atlanta, Nebraska attending grade school  through 8th grade.  He went on to further his education at Loomis High School.  Marvin served his country in the U.S. Army from 1962 through 1965.  He took his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.  He received his advanced training at Ft. Knox, KY, he was then stationed in Germany for the remainder of his enlistment.  Marvin was Honorably discharged on December 8, 1965.  He worked mostly construction during this period of his life.

Marvin was united in marriage to Linda Jolene  (Leach) Long on March 3, 1980.  The couple lived in Edison.  Marvin drove a truck for  the last 8 years before retiring and moving to Holdrege.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, auctions, garage sales and restoring vintage vehicles. Time spent with family built many lasting memories.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Lyla; sister Bilva and husband Roger Fitch; brother: Timothy Odell; Father-in-law: Conner and wife Betty June Leach; brothers-in-law: Jerry Leach and Ray Petersen.

Marvin is survived by his wife: Linda of Holdrege; daughter: Tena Long  Holdrege; sons: Randy Odell of Holdrege, NE; Lee and Wife Becky Long of Oxford, NE; Jamie and wife Dawn Odell of Edison, NE; brothers-in-law: Gary Leach and Robert Leach; sisters-in-law Myrna Petersen; Barb Leach; Pat Odell; 8 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge, Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Bill Weaver officiating.  Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be left in Marvin's name at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.  Friends may leave on-line condolences at

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Rose Odell
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017


Linda, Randy, Tena, Lee & Becky, Jamie & Dawn, Logan, Amanda, Sam, Zach, Kaylee, Morgan, Miya, and Leigha, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God hold each of you extra close so that you feel his love and comfort during this difficult time and the days ahead. Love, Rose Odell

Cherilee & Doug Perkins & family
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the whole family. Memories will be treasured always. Sending all our love.

Charlotte Long
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Linda and family,

Please accept our sincerest condolences and know you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through one of the hardest days of all your lives.

Barbara Rios
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Prayers to your family.

Williams Family
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
We are saddened to learn that you’re mourning the loss of your dear love one. However, it saddens our God even more. No doubt, you have many fond memories which will resurface from time to time. And because you do have memories, certainly shows that almighty God has memories as well. Therefore, with full confidence you can take comfort in knowing that he longs to restore perfect life to all those in his memory (Job 14:13-15; Rev 21:3, 4). Please accept our condolences at this most distressing time.

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