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Lew E. Odum Sr.

July 13, 1931 September 15, 2012
Lew E. Odum Sr.
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Obituary for Lew E. Odum Sr.

PEORIA- Lew E. Odum Sr., 81, of Peoria passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Lew was born July 13, 1931 in Batavia, IA to James “Red” and Grace (Smith) Odum. He married Johanna E. “Jodi” Jaeth on February 4, 1961 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Lew Jr. (Jenny), Greg (Theresa), and Andrew (Angie); one daughter, Lisa Odum; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Lew was a loving husband, father, and friend. He worked in sales in the plumbing and heating business in the Peoria area. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the US Navy.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A private burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Wright Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas School. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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