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Joi Courtney O’Dell, 28

Joi Courtney O’Dell, age 28, of Minneapolis, died Sunday July 7, 2013, in Minneapolis.

She was born March 5, 1985, in Waconia, the daughter of William D. and Mary S. (Merritt) O’Dell.

Her spiritual birthday was May 30, 1997.

Joi was preceded in death by her infant brother, Joshua O’Dell; grandparents Fred and Mary Helen Merritt, and George Nelson; uncle Rusty O’Dell; and cousin Nathan Benson.

She is survived by her loving family: father Dave O’Dell, and mother Susan O’Dell, both of Rogers, AR; sisters Jill O’Dell of Howard Lake, and Jacque O’Dell-Combs of Rogers, AR; grandparents Barbara Nelson of Watertown, and Bill and Connie O’Dell of Brooklyn Center; aunts and uncles Allen and Barbara Merritt, Phil Merritt, Steve Merritt, all of Rogers, AR, Joe and Jeri Merritt of Pryor, OK, Linda and Bob Benson, Steve and Kathy O’Dell, all of Watertown, Leanne and Mike Weyrick of Ft. Smith, AR, George and Channing Nelson of Pineville, MO; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m. at the Watertown Evangelical Free Church in Watertown with the Rev. Paul Kling officiating, followed by interment at Watertown Public Cemetery. There was visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.