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Robert Carl Odegard

03/26/1943 - 11/03/2022
Service Date: 11/09/2022
Service Time: 2:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel - 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213
Visitation Date: 11/09/2022
Visitation Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel - 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213

Robert Odegard, 79 passed away peacefully on November 3, 2022 in Mesa Arizona.

Bob was born March 26, 1943 in Spooner Minnesota.  He married Betty Elaine Wilson on September 9,1964. They were lucky to have celebrated over 50 years together with their five fabulously spicy daughters.  Bob retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. He started his second career in the technical industry, working  for another 30 years. He worked all over the world. His favorite assignment was Crete, Greece where he was a government contractor for 10 years.  His daily visits to the pier and coffee in the morning were his favorite rituals.  His love for cars and obscure music always left his grandchildren wondering what was next on the playlist!

Before he sees his Great Creator, he will visit the great cremator. We love you Dad!

He is survived by his wife Betty Odegard, sister Linda Jones (Les) of Montana, five daughters Yvonne McIver (Robert) of NewCastle, England, Karrie Jaster (Rock) of Washington Utah, Nicole Powell (Rock) of LIttleton Colorado, Katrina DiLeo of Mesa Arizona, Bobbi Curren (Rob) of Anchorage Alaska, his five grandchildren Stone Odegard (Sabrina) of Loveland Colorado, Kailey Smith (Alex) of Victoria, British Columbia, Jessica Moh (Travis) of Provo Utah, Rocky & Reece Powell of Littleton Colorado, along with his 3 great grandchildren Milo, Bodhi & Fynli Smith of Victoria, British Columbia.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Carl & Ruth Odegard

Funeral Services are Wednesday November 9, 2022 at 2 PM, preceded by a visitation at 1 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr., Mesa, Arizona 85213. Burial Service at Veterans National Memorial Cemetery – TBD.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • George shumaker, US Navy Retired

    Wow, am so sorry for your loss, prayers go out for you and your family. Fair winds shipmate and smooth sailing.

  • Ramona Espinoza

    I accompany your dear family in this time of loss, May God receive him and keep him in Peace..


    I am a longtime friend to Debra Wilson, I highly regard her as a sister, her grief is mine also….May the Lord , your faith help you through this loss.
    Attentively, Ramona Espinoza
    Mexicali mexico

  • Sincerest condolences to you all. Bob sounded like a wonderful man. I hope your last journey with him is a good one filled with happy memories.

  • There are no words to express my sadness at the loss of my amazing father in law. At the same time, I am so happy and grateful to have known him and for him to have been such an important part of my life. Grief is the price we pay for love. I’m also so grateful to be part of an amazing family. My mother in law, Betty, my wife Yvonne and all my wonderful sisters and brothers in law, nieces and nephews. My thoughts and love are with you all.

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