Dennis O’Dell

Age 73, of Grand Blanc, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021, at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc. To honor his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Lung Association. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Dennis’ Tribute Wall at

Dennis was born on June 8, 1948, in Detroit, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Violet (Smithson) O’Dell. After graduation, Dennis would heed the call to serve his country, and enlisted in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge and return to civilian life, Dennis attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. He then began his career at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac, working in respiratory care. It would be from his years of service in which a love for the American Legion halls would form, along with a love for all of his friends he met there. Dennis was also a very spiritual man. One thing that stood true, up until his final days with us, was his love for our Lord.

Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters; Suzanne O’Dell, Kimberly, and husband, Patrick Luna, ten grandchildren; Jordan, Miles, Justin, Vedaul, Sean, Sienna, Jesse, Paris, Joshua, Angelina, and three siblings Linda Kirkwood, Scott O’Dell, Randy O’Dell.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; Violet and Bernard O’Dell, and his brother, Phillip.

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