After the war, he returned to Long Beach and attended Long Beach City College for 2 years. He married Verna Van Slyke, from Ogden, November 3, 1947, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired from the City of Long Beach Survey Section of the Engineering Department in 1977. He loved to travel, square dance, bowl, golf, do oil paintings and pencil sketching. He belonged to 2 square dance clubs for 32 years.
He was a lifetime member of the Boone County Historical Society and previously donated 2 of his wife Verna’s World War II Women Marine uniforms there, on display in the Historical Building.
He is survived by his children, David Odin of Las Vegas and Anita Tunnicliff (Jan) of Long Beach, grandchildren Sharon Tuckey (Jake), twins Brian and Wendy Tunnicliff, Jason Odin, Jeffrey Odin, and Jodi Jenkins (Fred) and also 2 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Verna in 1983, and by parents Oscar and Emma Odin, brother Clarence and sisters Irene Parrish, Alice Burton, Clara Davis, all of Iowa, Fern Thornley of New Mexico and Viola Nettles of Denver, Colorado. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 23, in Long Beach, California.