August 24, 2018 at 4:00pm

O'DellMemorial for Victor O'Dell ’78

DECATUR -- – Victor M. O'Dell, 61, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Victor was born September 29, 1956, in Decatur, IL, the son of Joe and Mary B. (Martin) O'Dell. A member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Victor was a retired retail Registered Pharmacist for CVS/Caremark Pharmacy and later, after retirement, Victor worked part-time for Dale Colee. He was a graduate of LSA, 1970; SDHS (downtown) 1974; Millikin University 1978 dual BS degrees in Chemistry and Biology; St. Louis College of Pharmacy 1983 BS degree in Pharmacy. His hobbies include being a fan of Fighting Illini men's Football and Basketball; St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball; Chicago Bears NFL football; enjoyed working with A/V electronics; home improvements; Silver Age Marvel Comics collector; playing guitar and collecting vintage guitars; practicing amateur astronomer.

Victor was blessed with many great friends as well as beloved family, nieces and nephews, and of course, that faithful companion, a Boston Terrier, Lucy.

Surviving are his siblings: Stephan (Carolyn) O'Dell of Decatur, Mary C. "Mollie" (Robert) Frick of Homewood, and Jo Anne O'Dell formerly of Decatur; nieces: Katie (Marc) Largent, Megan (Brian) Mixell, and Johanna Frick; nephews: Rev. Matthew Frick and Robert J. (Lauren) Frick; four great nephews, other relatives and friends.

Victor was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church from 10 am until the service time of 11 am. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to LSA or St. Louis Children's Hospital.

The family of Victor M. O'Dell is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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