Thomas Arnold O’Dell Sr., Hemlock, Michigan

Passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 28, 2009, age 75 years.  Thomas was born in Tuscola County, Michigan the son of the late Harvey and Marjorie (Stein) O’Dell.  He married Jacqueline Kostick June 5, 1954 and she survives him.  In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by 11 children, Tom (Darlene) O’Dell, Rick (Ruth) O’Dell, Chris (Greg) McKeage, Sue (Mike) Hare, Patty (Rick) Hamilton, Chuck (Crystal) O’Dell, Mary (Norm) Hamilton, Cathy (Chris) Howe, Don (Reena) O’Dell, Judy (Rick) Cooper and Janet (Brian) Royal; 33 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Leila O’Dell and a brother, Basil (Karen) O’Dell.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Debbie; a grandson, Andrew; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Clara Kostick.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2009 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 8695 Gratiot Road.  Visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.