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Odin L. Bendickson -- Lake City

LAKE CITY -- The funeral for Odin L. Bendickson will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. Burial will be in Carrolton Cemetery in Fountain.

Mr. Bendickson, 87, of Lake City, formerly of Rochester, died Friday (May 17, 2002) at his home

He was born Jan. 22, 1915, in Preston. In 1935, he married Evelyn Cummings in Fountain, and they lived in Fountain until moving to Rochester in 1954. His wife was a Rochester public school teacher before her retirement. In the construction business for many years, he worked on construction of the Alcan Highway in Northwest Territories, Canada, in 1943, on construction of Thule Air Base in Greenland in 1956, and then for Weis Builders for many years until his retirement in 1980. He and his wife retired to Lake City. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Geraldine Bendickson of Eagan, Minn.; two sons, Robert (Mindy) and James (Karen), both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lela Stevens of Fountain. A son, a sister and three brothers preceded him in death..

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before the service Wednesday.

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Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

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