Mary Ann (Kubik) Odle, 86, passed away August 9, 2020 at home in Chula Vista, CA. She was born November 1, 1933 in Cresco to Edward and Beata (Praska) Kubik, who farmed a couple of miles North and West of Lourdes.
Mary Ann attended Catholic grade school in Lourdes and Notre Dame High School in Cresco, IA. After her junior year, she traveled to California to spend the summer with a cousin. Soon after arriving, Mary Ann went on a blind date and met her future husband, Bill, who was in the Navy stationed on a ship. They dated almost every weekend. When she returned to Cresco for her senior year, she was engaged. After graduating high school, Mary Ann visited Bill’s family in California for a couple of weeks and while there, plans were made for their wedding which took place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on September 22, 1952. On that day, she became a “Navy Wife”, and for the next 27 years of Bill’s career, she made a home for the family, living first in San Diego, then Des Moines, where Bill was a Navy Recruiter, Long Beach, Yokosuka Japan, Norfolk, Great Lakes, Boston, Virginia Beach, and finally back to San Diego. During this time, four children were born, three of which while her husband was deployed to either Asia or Europe. With several mouths to feed, cooking became her passion and she became an excellent cook. Mary Ann accumulated a very large number of cook books and also enjoyed collecting recipes from the internet where she had accumulated hundreds before her failing eyesight intervened. She enjoyed her many return visits to Cresco, especially for Lourdes Steeple Days. For fifty years she was a member of St Pius X Catholic Church, Chula Vista, CA.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her oldest son Michael, her parents, and brothers Edward Jr., Joseph, and Stephen.
She is survived by Bill, her husband of 67 years, sons Troy Odle of Chula Vista, CA, Brian Odle of Marietta, GA, daughter Suzette Odle of Chula Vista, CA, granddaughters Sara Rocha of San Diego, CA, and Jessica Johnson of San Diego, CA, great granddaughter Destiny Johnson of San Diego, CA,. brothers Rafael (Mary) of Belleview, IA, Roger (Lynn) of Westminster, CO, sister in law Pat Gleason of Tallahassee, FL, many nephews, nieces and other relatives in Iowa, New York and Minnesota, as well as Abbie, her beloved Jack Russel.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elma, IA. She will be laid to rest in the family plot at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, where her son Michael rests.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be followed and masks are recommended..
Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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