Richard Arnold O’Dell



RICHARD ARNOLD O’DELL, 89, of Davison, formerly of Ortonville, died Wednesday February 17, 2021 at McLaren-Lapeer Regional. Private family Funeral Liturgy was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday February 23, 2021 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiated, burial followed in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Family received visitors from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Due to CDC Guidelines social distancing, small groups at one time, and facial masks are required. The family would like you to join them, but you may or may not at this time and they respect your decision.

Richard was born in Ferndale Michigan on June 13, 1931 the son of the late Amenzo and Florence (Zern) O’Dell and had resided in the Davison the last twelve years, spending most of his life in the Ortonville area. Richard enjoyed attending his grandchildren sporting events. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, and camp. He truly loved his truck, and his dogs. Richard appreciated birds, especially pheasants, pigeons, and even raised doves. Richard was the owner and operator of O’Dell Painting & Decorating for over fifty-five years.

Surviving are children: Richard and wife Robin O’Dell Jr. Jonathon O’Dell, Lorna and husband Kelly Taylor, and Lizabeth Grenfell. He also leaves grandchildren; Chad, Kristi, Ricky, Shannon, JJ, and twelve great grandchildren, sister Geraldine Horne and a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by son-in-law John Grenfell, brothers; Clarence O’Dell, Clayton O’Dell, Gordon O’Dell, and sister Leila Carter. Please share your condolences at