Marvel Ode, 99, of Lanesboro, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, where she had resided since January 2012.

Marvel LaRue Marie Mundt was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Ossian, Iowa. She grew up in Ossian and graduated from high school in 1932. She completed a teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and taught in a one-room school.

On June 11, 1937, she married Walter J. Ode of Decorah, Iowa, in Castalia, Iowa. He died Feb. 26, 2001.

They first farmed in the Decorah area and later moved to Lanesboro in 1947 where Walter and his partner, Paul Evenson, established the Lanesboro Sales Commission.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WELCA and Lanesboro Golf Club. She enjoyed bowling, horseback riding, square and ballroom dancing, Norwegian baking and made an afghan for all her grandchildren, She also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, and was an avid Twins baseball fan. Her family was always first.

Survivors include three sons, Carson (Constance) of Des Moines, Iowa; Gerald (Patricia) of Roseville and Wayne (Trudy) of St. Charles; a daughter, Diane (Gary) Roddy of Lanesboro; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Linda Root and Peggy Ode; three brothers, Glen Mundt, Lloyd Mundt and Leslie Mundt; and three sisters, Viola Birdsell, Ruth Kallevang and Mildred Lofte.

The funeral was held last Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home of Lanesboro handled the arrangements.