Victor B. “Vic” Odegard


Victor B. “Vic” Odegard, age 89, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family May 28, 2024, at Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre.

A Mass of Christian Burial was June 3, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation was 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.

Victor Bernard Odegard was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Little Sauk, to Ole and Rose (Dusek) Odegard. Vic grew up near West Union and went to Country School 157 through the eighth grade. He stayed home to help on the family farm and also worked at the hardware store. Vic started dating his neighbor, Merina Bentfield, after they attended a dance in Spring Hill with a group of friends. They were united in marriage May 20, 1957, at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union. The couple farmed west of Sauk Centre and Vic also drove school bus for 20 years. During his retirement, Vic worked at Jennie-O, Modern Farm, and Felling Trailers.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, where he served as an usher. Vic enjoyed farming, playing cards, dancing and pulling an occasional prank.

Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Merina Odegard of Sauk Centre; children, Mary Notch of Cheyenne, Wyoming, James Odegard of Dresser, Wisconsin, Jane (Ron) Barten of Melrose, David Odegard of Tennessee, Tom (Kim) Odegard of Savage, John (Alyssa) Odegard of St. Michael and Janet (Nick) Selig of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Massmann of Sauk Centre; and brother, Norb (Judy) Odegard of Sauk Centre.

Vic was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Kathleen “Tootie” Meyer and Lisa Odegard; grandson, Caleb Odegard; and sisters, Betty Von Wahlde and Rosie Tabor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.