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Obituary for Odessa J. (Severson) Moore


Odessa J. (Severson) Moore, 100, passed away on Dec. 31, 2018 at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse, WI. Born in Onalaska, WI on June 4, 1918, she is one of 16 children born to Lillie and Sam Severson. She married Allan W Moore on June 5, 1936. He preceded her in death on June 19, 1983. Odessa was the loving mother of David (Clydine) Moore, La Crosse, WI; Dennis Moore, Dresbach, MN; Gloria (William) Strupp, and Gloria’s twin, Gennean Moore, who died in infancy. Odessa was a classy dresser and cared about her appearance. Family teased her when she would go so far as to paint a pair of shoes to match her dresses. Known for her feisty personality, she was also a very caring person and did end of life care for members of her family and for friends in Dresbach, MN. She enjoyed having gatherings of family and friends. For many years, she worked for Gateway Transportation at their hospitality lodge in Dresbach, MN, where she had the opportunity to display her excellent cooking & baking skills. She is survived by sons, David (Clydine) Moore and Dennis Moore; grandchildren, Teresa (Mike Mack) Rollins, David (Diana) Moore, Allan (Jen) Moore, Brian (Janice) Strupp, Tracy (Terry) Sharper, William (Kara) Strupp, Patrick (Amy) Strupp, Kelly (Art) Herbst; Sam (Juli) Moore, and Carey (Caroline Loging) Moore; great grandchildren, Chris (Kayla) and Alex Rollins, Seth Moore; Haley, Madeline, and Lily Moore, Jessica Vetrano; Stuart and Megan Strupp, Brook, Samantha and Luke Sharper; William (Tina), Michael and Benjamin Strupp, Coleton and Braxton Strupp, and five great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Ardis Anderson and a brother-in-law, Robert Moore. In addition to her parents, husband and infant daughter, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Strupp, granddaughter, Gennean (Strupp) Vetrano, her in-laws, George and Helen Moore and 14 siblings. Private family services will be held at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, (Woodruff Chapel), La Crosse, at a later date.