Dennis Paul O’Dea, age 75, of Philip, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dennis Paul O’Dea and his twin brother, Dean Patrick, were born July 30, 1936, in Philip, the son of John and Edna (Bennett) O’Dea. He attended the Empire and Fairplay rural schools and his mother, Edna, later home schooled the kids for a time. He then attended Philip High School.
On October 17, 1956, he married Marlene Keyser at the Dowling Church located one mile south of her parents’ home on Ash Creek, and to this union were born three children.