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Bruce Edward O'Dell

November 4, 1965 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 54)


Bruce Edward O'Dell, 54 of Marshall, passed away on Monday July 13, 2020.

He was born on November 4, 1965 to Leslie M. and Juanita (Shears) O'Dell in Marshall, Michigan. He graduated from Marshall High School and continued his studies at Kellogg Community College in Law Enforcement. Bruce married April Jessica Smith on May 29, 2010 in Marshall, Michigan. Bruce worked at DMA Claims in Battle Creek for many years. Bruce had owned and operated a Car and Body Repair Shop as well.

He was a member of the NRA. Bruce loved to make people laugh, there was never a dull moment when you were with Bruce. He enjoyed guns and shooting. More than anything else, he loved his grandchildren and being with family.

Bruce is survived by his father Leslie M. O’Dell, Sr. of Marshall; his wife, April Jessica (Smith) O’Dell of Marshall; his daughter, Nikki (Jerry Voyce) O’Dell of Coldwater; his siblings, Thomas Allan (Patty Smith) O'Dell of Tekonsha, Michael Wilson of Albion and Debra Wilson of Naples. Florida; his grandchildren, Kayden O'Dell, Brooklynn O'Dell and Harper Voyce.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita O'Dell and brothers, George Wilson and Leslie O'Dell.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068 with a graveside funeral service following at 1:30 pm at Rice Creek Cemetery, Lee Township, Michigan. Pastor Steve Van Slyke officiating.  

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July 20, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral Home-Marshall Chapel
723 Old US 27 North
Marshall, MI 49068

Graveside Service
July 20, 2020

1:30 PM
Rice Creek Cemetery, Lee Township, Michigan

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