Lola I. (Windland) Odendahl, of Colona, age 88 died on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Visitation will be at Schroder Mortuary in Colona on Friday, February 14 from 1-3 pm and from 5-7 pm, with a Celebration of Lola’s Life at Colona Methodist Church on Saturday February 15, at 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest at Greenview Memorial Gardens.
Lola was born in Iowa City, IA on January 20, 1932, the daughter of L. Dave Windland and Agnes (Kester) Windland. She grew up in southeast Iowa, graduated from Winfield High School and attended Nursing School at Mercy Hospital in Burlington, IA.
She married Francis Odendahl in 1956. Lola was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Lola was considered a “professional volunteer”, connected to the health field all of her adult life. She was instrumental in various organizations, clubs, and activities too numerous to mention. Lola enjoyed traveling and working in her garden. She also treasured moments spent with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was the founder and operated of the Colona Loan Closet which provided medical equipment to thousands of people throughout the Quad City Area for over 60 years. Lola was also a co-organizer of the Colona-Green Rock-Orion United Way. She was a Deputy Coroner for Northwest Henry County for more than 10 years, and is a member of Colona United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children: Lori (Lee) Modesitt, Tere Holmes, Tony (Anita) Odendahl, Joann Odendahl, and Peggy Burns. Grandchildren: Derek Odendahl, Leslie Koller, Ryan Haynes, Jessica Ricke, Angela Tina, Joseph Burns; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her favorite nephew, 5 nieces, brother-in-law Wm..M. Beard,Jr, and special cousin Susie Scott.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis, parents, brother Lewis Windland, sister-in-law Judy Windland, and sister Carol Jean Beard.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at New Perspectives (Lighthouse) Assisted Living and employees of Compassus Hospice for the loving care provided to Lola over the past few years.
PLEASE—in lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Colona Township Loan Closet, the Colona Community Fire Department, Colona Methodist Church, or the Colona food pantry.
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