Daniel O'Dell

Daniel L "Digger" O'Dell

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1955 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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Daniel L. “Digger” O’Dell, age 64, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at home in Sidney, NE.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 14, 2020 in the Sidney Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Lee Eads officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1-7:00 P.M. to sign Dan’s register book and leave condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in care of the family for future designation. You may view Dan’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dan’s care and funeral arrangements.
Daniel Leonard O’Dell, the son of Garland O’Dell and LaVonne (Jacobs) O’Dell, was born on March 2, 1955 in Oshkosh, NE. He attended school in Oshkosh before moving to Sidney, where he met and married his wife Cindy. They then moved to Hermiston, OR for several years before returning to Sidney.
Dan had a passion for life and everyone in it. He was an avid gardener, who loved the outdoors. There was never a conversation that didn’t include a story about his garden. He adored his family and always had time to help out a friend. He loved to volunteer at church functions and within the community. If Dan was your friend, then he was a friend for life. He treated everyone with respect and kindness and would give his last dollar or the shirt off of his back if he thought it would make their day a little easier. Dan loved to make people happy and always had a smile on his face.
Survivors include his sister: Deb Wieser and husband Randy of Sidney; his nieces and nephews: Natasha Haupt and husband Richard of Sidney; Cody Aure of Sioux Falls, SD; Randa Doty and husband Jeff of Wichita, KS; Ashlee Melton and husband Garrett of Wichita, KS; Ryan Wieser and wife Katie of Wichita, KS; numerous great nieces and nephews; step-daughter Andrea Barron and many extended family members and friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his wife Cindy; mother and father; brother Ronald O’Dell; and nephew Donald Lee Vizina.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gehrig-Stitt Chapel
    1140 10th Avenue
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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    No Family will be present
  • Service

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Church of the Nazarene
    1445 Jackson Street
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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    Pastor Lee Eads
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    530 Greenwood Rd.
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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Posted at 08:53am
In fond memory of our cousin, Danny. Diana & Lee Hessler, Jim Thompson, Kevin & Darla Thompson, Tammy Thompson & Dan Dow, Steve and Lona Thompson.
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Tammy Thompson

Posted at 08:35am
I remember a cousin with beautiful blue eyes and and an even more beautiful heart. Deb, may you find comfort in the many memories you have. Sending you love and wishing you peace. --Tammy Thompson--

Don Cushing

Posted at 06:08pm
Dan, a good friend and roll model for me and I will miss him a lot. Don

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