Funeral Notice 8/6/2016: Samuel John Oden

Oden, Samuel John Age 19, of Edina, passed away unexpectedly August 2, 2016. Survived by parents Tom and Andrea Oden; sisters Lyndsay and Emily Oden; grandmother Judy Powers; aunts and uncles Dave and Karen Oden, Julie and Tom Curtis, Kevin and Deanna Grantz; cousins Alison (Joe) Mendyka, Rachel (Matt) Los, Eric and Ryan Oden, Brandon Hanson, Mat and Brody Grantz; special friends Jodie and George Chappuis. Preceded in death by grandparents John and Dorothy Oden and Herbert Powers. Sam was best known for his kind and generous heart, his huge smile, his sense of humor and his ability to always see the good in others. He loved the outdoors, wake surfing, mountain biking and cutting wood. He attended Our Lady of Grace School. He was a graduate of Shattuck St. Mary's and was currently pursuing Jr. Hockey with intentions of attending college. Special acknowledgement to his "brothers", his hockey teammates through the years. Visitation 4-7 PM Friday, August 5 at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th St. and Vernon Avenue at Hwy 100, Edina. Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 noon Saturday, August 6 with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave. S., Edina. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Sam Oden Memorial Fund to be used toward various children's charities because of his love for kids. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on August 4, 2016