Cover photo for Samantha (Odegard) Minks's Obituary
Samantha (Odegard) Minks Profile Photo

Samantha (Odegard) Minks

d. December 21, 2022

Samantha (Odegard) Minks



On Wednesday Dec 21, Samantha Rose (Odegard) Minks, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, as the result of a car accident. 

Sami was born April 21 1992 to John & Debra (Brown) Odegard. She grew up on the family farm with 5 siblings where she enjoyed mud bogging and horse riding.

She graduated from Mondovi high school in 2010, and enlisted in the United States Air Force- she served 4 years, being stationed in South Dakota, so she could come home to visit often.
She was honorably discharged on November 7, 2014 & moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family.

She and Cody Minks started dating February 2016 and were married on July 20, 2019, on her family farm which was a dream of hers.
February 16, 2021 she became a loving mom to a beautiful little girl, Rosemary Jean Minks. She was so excited to be a mom.  It is not fair, for you were supposed to grow old with Cody and watch Rosemary grow up.

Sami was an organ donor, and because of this gift, many individuals and families will be given a much needed Merry Christmas this year.

Sami is survived by her husband, Cody Minks; Daughter Rosemary Jean
; Parents John & Debra Odegard; Siblings, Toni (Jason) (niece Emily) McGee, Cassie (Matt Gleiter) Johnson, Nicky Odegard, James (McKenzie Fifer) (nephew Victor) Odegard and Jarrod (Autumn Morrow) Odegard; In-laws Steve & Colleen Peterson, Angela & Richard Kinderman, Cynthia & Robert Hamill and Randy Peterson, also by Aunts, uncles Aunts & Uncles, Michelle (Chuck Bauer) Brown, Erin (Bryant) Schoenick, Donna (AJ) Johnson, Betty (Bill) Sessions, Sandy (Dennis) Davis, Ron (Connie) Odegard, Bonnie (Russ) Ulberg and
Steve (Becky) Odegard along with many cousins. other family members, godchildren and many wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Tom & Mary (Burbach) Brown, Alfred & Rose (Schilling) Odegard, and Uncle Mike Odegard.

A private family funeral is planned for Friday at Rock Creek Lutheran church.

A celebration of life will be held January 7, 2023 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM, with full Military Honors being held at 3:00 PM, at West Creek Event Center (the old club 37), S7650 state road 37, Eau Claire, WI  54701. Full Military Honors will be held at 3:00 PM. 

There will be an opportunity for all to write a short memory of Sami at her celebration that will be scrapbooked for her daughter, Rosemary to cherish in the future as she reads what her mom meant to us all.  

The staff of Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel, assisted the family with arrangements


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Samantha (Odegard) Minks, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 7, 2023

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Military Honors

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

West Creek Event Center LLC

S7650 WI-37, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 7772

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree