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Edward J. O’Donnell

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Edward J. O’Donnell, 87, Woodstock, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at his home.

He was born Jan. 3, 1928, to James P. and Mary (Koss) O’Donnell in Richland, Wis. 

He married Rosina M. Curran in Woodstock.

He was a veteran of the Korean War. 

For many years, he worked as a service manager for International Harvester. Later, he opened and operated the Belvidere Equipment Company with partners. After his official retirement, he worked for Butler Auto Parts in Woodstock. 

He was a fan of all kinds of sports – particularly any Wisconsin team – especially the Green Bay Packers. He was also an avid NASCAR racing fan, but his favorite hands-on sport and his hobby was bowling, which he had a great talent for.

He was a member of the Woodstock Moose, the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. He was very well known in Woodstock and had many good friends who will miss him greatly.

Survivors include five children, Michael (Becky) O’Donnell, Patricia (David) Adams, Mary (Kevin) Benton, Lucy (Anthony) Carney and Lawrence (Linda) O’Donnell; a daughter-in-law, Terri Jo O’Donnell; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five brothers, Jim (Mary Ann) O’Donnell, John (Betty) O’Donnell, Tom (Ann) O’Donnell, Joe (Virgie) O’Donnell and Bob (Jessica) O’Donnell; two sisters, Ann Peterson and Kay Boebel; and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; a son, Anthony “Tony” O’Donnell; a brother, Fred O’Donnell; and Rosina O’Donnell.

A memorial gathering and service were held May 9 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home. Interment was private.

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