Dr. Charles O’Dell, 65

Dr. Charles W. “Chuck” O’Dell Jr., 64, of Battle Creek, died Dec. 10, 2009 at Battle Creek Health System.

He was born Nov. 24, 1945, the son of Charles W. and Katherine M. (Bartling) O’Dell in Detroit.

Chuck graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1963, the University of Michigan in 1967 and received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1971. Chuck served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1976 to 1978 as a Lt. Commander, serving at the Guam Regional Medical Center.

Chuck worked as a radiologist for Battle Creek Health System serving as Chief of Staff of the Radiology Department and also for Radiology Consultants.

He is survived by his wife, Sally O’Dell; their sons, Matt (Mindy Li) O’Dell of San Diego and Alex (Courtney) O’Dell of Chicago; granddaughter, Avery O’Dell; sisters, Fran Baumann of Guam and Martha O’Dell of Three Rivers; brother, David O’Dell of Three Rivers; two nieces, Leslie and Gabrielle. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Chuck was a member of the First Congregational Church, the Battle Creek Country Club and the Calhoun County Medical Society. He served on the board of directors of the Brass Band of Battle Creek and enjoyed the brass band concerts. Chuck and Sally wintered in Florida and he enjoyed playing golf with his friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at Shaw Funeral Home. Services will take place 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at First Congregational Church with Rev. Thomas Ott and Rev. Fr. Charles Fischer officiating. Interment with military honors, Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may go to the Battle Creek Health System Cancer Care Center’s Medication Fund.

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