Odella Patricia (Solverson) Heal, Age 84, of rural Viroqua passed away on December 23, 2020 at Creamery Creek in Viroqua. She was born on June 29th, 1936 to Garfield and Hannah (Hooverson) Solverson. She attended Readstown High School and graduated in 1954. On February 22nd, 1955 she married her high school sweetheart, Jack Heal. Together they operated a dairy and tobacco farm at Folsom. She was a lifelong member of Franklin Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. Together, Odella and Jack raised their family and farmed for 62 years until his passing in 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her children; Jackie (Mike) Millard, Patty (Craig) Forde, Dr. Greg (Lisa) Heal, and Shelley Heal-Schroeder. Grandchildren; Zack and Alex Millard, Tiffiny (Adam) Green, Hannah (Zeke) Carney, Paige Forde. Greg, John, William, Thomas, and James Garfield Heal. Taylor (Dr. Bobby) Koneru, Beau (Taylor), Shelby, Lexus, and Jack Schroeder, Great-Grandchildren; Wesley, Brooks, Reeve, and Mack Green, Nola and Archer Carney, Nisha, Nathan and Lane Koneru, and Delilah and Leo Schroeder. She was also survived by a sister, Siri Smith. As well as many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack on March 9th, 2017, a premature son, Baby Heal, parents; Garfield and Hannah Solverson, sisters-in-law; Linda (Junior) George, Arlene (Leland) Crook, and a brother-in-law; Burdell Smith.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 26th at 1 p.m. at the Franklin Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeanette Thorp officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call after 12 noon until the time of service at the church. Online condolences may be left at www.thorsonfuneralhomehome.com
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