Merlyn Odelius died Sept. 12, 2013.
Merlyn proudly served six years in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He loved going to Minnesota to deer hunt with his sons and grandsons and hunting with the dad and sons of the Vandeburghs in California, who he considered his second family. Merlyn also loved NASCAR, country music and the 12 years of the annual Dancing in the Grass parties on the river with all of his dearest friends. He will be truly missed by many
He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy, children Deb Weyer (Dave), sons Gary (Deb), Brian, Steve and sister Pearl Kitzman ( Don), seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and many cousins. He was preceded in death by son Tom, and parents Paul and Hilma Odelius.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the American Legion, 6700 – 8th Street, RioLinda, Calif.