Don F. Odgers

Don F. Odgers, 83, died on Oct. 17, 2007 in Mesa, Ariz. He was born Feb. 15, 1924 to Frank and Maude (Cavenaugh) Odgers in Watertown. Don was a WW2 veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force in England and France.

He married to Bernice Casper of Newberg on Nov. 15, 1947. Don and Bernice moved to Hartford in 1952 where they raised their family, made life-long friends and Don ran his insurance agency and later real estate and building businesses. He was a president of the Harford Rotary and a founding member of the Jaycees. Since 1981, Don and Bernice enjoyed seasonal residences in both Mesa and the Harford area.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Ed of Arena and Tom of Watertown; daughters Mary of West Bend and Monica of Milwaukee; and three grandchildren, Kelsey, Rachel and Alex Odgers, all of Watertown.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Helen "Dolly" (Les) Hoeft, of Watertown.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service and reception at Ridgedale Condominiums, 230 Hilldale Drive, Hartford on Nov. 4 from 1-4 p.m. The memorial service, officiated by Fr. Frank Baiocchi, will be at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jesus Our Shepherd Church, Neno, or the Schauer Arts and Activity Center, Hartford.