Odean Severseike

Obituary of Odean Marlyn Severseike

Dr. Odean M. Severseike died at Fairview Hospital in Edina, Minnesota on April 4th, 2024 from complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Odean was born in Madison, South Dakota on April 3, 1934 to Rev. Otis Milford Severseike and Olga Geneva (Sheldahl) Severseike. Odean graduated high school in 1952 in Belmond, Iowa. He went to St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, graduated in 1956 and went on to the University of Minnesota Medical School. Odean graduated medical school in 1960 and joined Belzer Clinic in South Minneapolis. This clinic was renamed to Family Medical Clinic and then sold to Fairview Health Services where he worked until 2000.

Odean married Phyllis (Lee) in 1957, also from Belmond, Iowa. They were married until 1969 when they divorced, having 3 children. In 1971, Odean married Arlene Smith in Bloomington, MN who was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines. Arlene passed away in 2004 as did his first wife, Phyllis.

Odean had spent his retirement years in Florida, living in Punta Gorda and North Port, where he partnered with Barbara DiCocco. In 2021, Odean’s Parkinson’s disease had progressed to where he moved back to Edina at the Aurora on France assisted living facility to be closer to family.

Odean is survived by his 3 children, Lori (Kenny) Horns, Jeffrey (Mildred) and Mark (Paula), 9 grandchildren (Nicolas, Jacob, David, Luke, Kelly, Ben, Jackie, Elissa, Micah) and 4 great grandchildren. Celebration of Life will be at the Edina Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435 at 11am for visitation with family and service at noon on June 7th, 2024.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Odean
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota
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