Clifford O'DEA

Clifford O'DEA

Male 1926 - 2017  (91 years)

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  • Name Clifford O'DEA 
    Born 13 Apr 1926  , McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Aug 2017  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 25 Aug 2017  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Argus Leader 

    • Clifford J. O'Dea

      Clifford Justin O'Dea, 91, passed away peacefully August 21, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls SD. Cliff was born April 13, 1926 to Joseph and Alma (Larson) O'Dea near Montrose SD. He attended County Schools and Washington High School in Sioux Falls before enlisting with the US Marines, serving in WWII. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Sioux Falls where he met the love of his life and wife of 62 wonderful years, Theresa Wollschlager.

      His gift and natural ablility for carpentry turned into a lifelong passion for construction, building many homes and apartment buildings in Sioux Falls, with his beloved wife right by his side. He felt blessed to be able to pass on his passion, know-how, and tools to his children and grandchildren.

      Cliff was known for his generosity, humble spirit, and complete devotion to God, his wife, and family. He was faith filled, soft spoken, and always had a smile on his face. His enthusiasm for weight lifting, flying his Cessna Skyhawk and Piper Tri-pacer, studying the stock market, and perfecting his golf swing ensured he lived life to the fullest, even in his last days.

      He will stay in the hearts of many forever.

      Left to cherish his memory are his son, Steven O'Dea, three daughters, Sheila (Steve) Ludens, Sioux Falls, Suzanne (Bob) Timm, Watertown and Shawn (Jim) Cynkar, Tea, eight grandchildren,13 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Yvonne Doss and Donna O'Dea, 1 brother, Dennis (Marvia) O'Dea and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Theresa, his grandson, Joseph Cynkar, and brothers, Vernon, Orrin, and Cletus.

      Funeral Mass will be on Monday, August 28, at 1:30pm at Sacred Heart Chapel at Prince of Peace Retirement Community, with Reverend Edward Anderson as celebrant and Msgr. Richard J. Mahowald as concelebrant. Burial with military graveside honors will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be on Sunday, August 27 from 2-4pm, with Scripture Service at 4pm by Msgr. Richard J. Mahowald at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave. Sioux Falls, SD

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      Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 25, 2017
    Buried Saint Michael's Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Saint Michael's Cemetery
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota 
    Person ID I6338  Brenda's Branches
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2020 

    Family Florentina Theresa WOLLSCHLAGER,   b. 8 May 1928, Yellow Bank Twp., Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 2014, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sheila O'DEA
     2. Steven O'DEA
    +3. Suzanne O'DEA
    +4. Shawn O'DEA
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F2139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart