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Larry Oden services Saturday

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Larry Oden, age 64 of Kouts, IN, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

He was born on December 20, 1950 in Hartselle, AL, to David G. Oden and Margaret Hall Oden.

He is survived by his wife Kim (Stumpf) Oden of 23 years; brother, Donald (Radine) Oden; sisters, Linda Kreighbaum and Cynthia (Leonard) Higgins all of Alabama. Nieces and nephews, Christy (Loren) Dzur, Johnny (Jenny) Oden, Jason Kreighbaum, Brad (Tracy) Kreighbaum, Jessica (Kipp) Griffin, Joshua Higgins and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy Ray Oden, and nephew Jeremy Higgins.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel and USW Local 6787 with over 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of Deep River Bowmen. Larry loved representing Santa Claus and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and softball. He enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with everyone, especially children.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., with Dallas Fields officiating, at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gift of Hope,

Online condolences to the family may be left at


Posted 5/8/2015




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