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Obituaries from the week of March 10, 2010

Robert O’Donnell, 77

Robert “Bob” O’Donnell, age 77 of Walnut Grove, formerly of Belle Fourche, SD, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Sanford Tracy Medical Center in Tracy.  Memorial services were held Friday, March 5 at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home.  Interment will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Online condolences may be sent at  The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Robert “Bob” O’Donnell was born October 14, 1932 in Belle Fourche, SD, to Walter and Margaret (Curtis) O’Donnell.  He graduated from Belle Fourche High School and went on to attend college at the University of Wyoming and SDSC.  Bob served in the US Marine Corps from October 25, 1950 until May 3, 1953.  Bob was united in marriage to Charleen Cazett on May 19, 1984.  While in Belle Fourche, Bob operated O’Donnell Sheep & Wool Company.  Later, Bob moved to Tracy, MN and bought sheep and lambs for John Morrell Company.  Bob served as the mayor of Walnut Grove and as Commander of the Walnut Grove American Legion.  He enjoyed golfing and bowling, hunting, fishing, and trapshooting.  Bob was the king of “BS-ing” and enjoyed “BS-ing” with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife Charleen of Walnut Grove; daughters: Margi (Kevin) Culhane of Yankton, SD, and Kris (James) Edmonson of Louisburg, NC; stepchildren: Julie (Brad) Nelson of Walnut Grove, Daniel Gilb of Baldwin City, KS, and Randal Gilb of Hastings, MN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister Mary Ellen Warren of Belle Fourche, SD; and many other relatives and friends.