Richard ‘Dick’ Odgers

ESCANABA – Richard “Dick” Odgers, 81, Escanaba, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Bishop Noa Home.

Richard was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Iron River, the son of the late Arthur and Anne (Dominici) Odgers.

Richard graduated from Iron River High School in 1950. He then attended Northern Michigan University and spent nearly the last 30 years of his career at the Escanaba Ore Docks.

Richard married L. Jean Dalpra on Dec. 3, 1949, in Iron River.

He loved to play golf and spend time with his family.

Richard was a member of the Highland Gold Club, Rotary, and Escanaba Elks Lodge.

Richard is survived by his wife Jean; one daughter, Mary Ann (Buzz) Koehler of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; five sons, Rick (Barb) Odgers of Watseka, Ill., Neil Odgers of Lansing, Mich., Kevin (Toni) Odgers of Green Bay, Wis., Damon Odgers of Sheboygan, Wis., Scott (Amy) Odgers of Appleton, Wis.; brother, Rodney Odgers of San Francisco, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janie; and grandson, Josh Odgers.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. A service celebrating Richard’s life will be held at 7 p.m. officiated by Neil Odgers. A luncheon will follow in the funeral home dining area.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Odgers family.