In loving memory of

William D. Omodt
January 9, 1935 - October 16, 2021

William Dale Omodt, age 86 of Houston, Minnesota passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 16, 2021. He will always be remembered as a kind, gentle, caring, hard-working, loving man of God.
Dale was born on January 9th, 1935 in La Crosse, Wisconsin and grew up on a farm in Perkins Valley, in rural Houston, Minnesota. He graduated from Houston High School in 1952. Following high school he was employed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in Winona and subsequently enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Korea as a radio operator.
Following his military service Dale returned to his work with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 36 years as a trained surveyor with the later half of those years as a bridge inspector. He retired in 1990.
Dale married the love of his life, June Solberg, on March 8th, 1958. Together they purchased and resided on the farm in Perkins Valley, raising four children. They were married for 63 years.
In addition to his career with the state, his true passion was being a steward of his land as a farmer. He considered it a privilege and honor, and loved working on his farm; sharing all its beauty with his family. He showed his gratitude each and every day.
In retirement Dale was an elected member to the Money Creek Township board. The knowledge acquired in his state job made him instrumental in assisting with road work, maintenance, and upkeep. At the time of his passing he was still active in his role as chairman.
There was nothing in this world that Dale enjoyed more than time with his family. This included many special occasions over the years: the birth of each grandchild and great grandchild; baptisms, graduations, sporting events, holidays, weddings, music concerts, birthday parties, hayrides and sand hill truck rides. He also very much enjoyed meeting the friends of his grandchildren and showing them around the farm. At times he would take the opportunity to teach about farming. These are conversations that will be cherished forever by many.
Dale was preceded in his death by his parents, Lois (Johnson) and William Clement Omodt, sister, Joan Virock, and his beloved son, Steven Dale. He is survived his loving wife, June (Solberg), by his brother, Lon Omodt; daughters, Laurie (Dean) TeBrake, Janell Westerham (Victor Scharenbroch), Julie (Todd) Lundberg; grandchildren, Kristin (Bryan) Phelps, Ashley (Jason) Morehouse, Lindsey (John) Anderson, Lauren (Karl) Palmquist, Owen Westerham, Auna (Brian) Dempcy, Kate (Andrew Ammosov) West, William Lundberg, Hans (Emily) Lundberg, Heather (Cole) Thayer, Trevor (Kalley Schwitters) Lundberg; Great Grandchildren, Kailey Phelps, Zoey and Sofia Morehouse, Isaac and Nora Anderson; and a very special nephew, Perry Omodt. Dale also will be missed dearly by his beloved dogs; Jack, Jerry, and the neighbor dog, Lacy.
A service to honor his life will be held at Pleasant Valley Church, 1363 Homer Road, Winona, MN, on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Stone Church Cemetery in Houston. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Houston is assisting the Omodt family with arrangements.


Craig and Janice Bauman wrote on Oct 22, 2021:

"So sorry for you all. We were so glad we came down to see you both when we did. Such wonderful friends. We remember you both as great landlords when we rented the farmhouse from you. Will miss dale a lot. Love you."

Stacy Vix wrote on Oct 21, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. May your memories give you peace. Thoughts and prayers."

Larry Pupp wrote on Oct 21, 2021:

"On behalf of the staff at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center, our deepest sympathies for your loss. We will be here to help and support you in anyway we can. Larry Pupp"

Dave & Lonna Benson wrote on Oct 20, 2021:

"I had the pleasure of being in a men\'s bible study for a number of years with Dale that met every Monday morning at Burdey\'s Cafe in Peterson. No matter what the weather was, Dale usually made the early morning journey. Dale was a very humble participant and had such a gift to apply Scripture to his experience of shepherding his family and serving at various positions. As he shared, he often had tears in eyes. He was grateful in all circumstances and our group learned a lot from him! He left quite a legacy to all that knew him!"

Helen Omodt Miller wrote on Oct 20, 2021:

"I have loved him all of my life. He was my ?brother ?.(officially cousins) we shared our early childhood and got into mischief! We went to the white school down the road from the home farm. Then we grew up ,married and life unfolded. At family reunions he was the patriarch Gave the blessing. There is Nothing I would not have done for him if he needed it !! I?ll see him on the other side The love goes on beyond this life. Helen Omodt Miller Watertown South Dakota October 20,2021 "

June Hawley wrote on Oct 20, 2021:

"We are very sorry to hear of Dale\'s passing. He was such sweet, Christian man. We always enjoyed visiting with him at Pleasant Valley Church! Ron and June Hawley"

Judy & Steve Phelps wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"What a wonderful, Godly man! God be with June and all of the family as you remember his precious life. The Lord is rejoicing over him!"

Stuart Owens wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers. Nice guy. Will miss talking to him at the Coop."

NANCY K F FORSYTH wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"My sincere sympathy to June and daughters. Praying for comfort."

Ellyn Baumann wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"Sincere condolences to June and all your family. Rest In Peace, Dale."

Deb Dewey wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"Dale will be missed by many. He was a fantastic member of the Money Creek Board. It will be a challenge for anyone who takes his place on the Board. My sincere sympathy to Dale\'s family."

Mike Beckman wrote on Oct 18, 2021:

"I got to know Dale and June well when grandson Hans played sports with our son Mitchell. We would talk sports at the games or after the games and of course a little farming too. Dale will be missed by everyone and I am honored to have gotten to know Dale and call him my friend. God Bless you all. Rest in Peace Dale!"

Steve and Heidi Thompson wrote on Oct 18, 2021:

"We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family\'s comfort."

Terrie DeBoer wrote on Oct 18, 2021:

"Sorry to hear that Dale has passed. I enjoyed working with him on the Money Creek Township Park, he was a great support of the Park. Your prayers are with the family during this time."

Scott and Rebecca Nelson wrote on Oct 18, 2021:

"Our sympathies to Dale\'s family."