Mom: it's sad to know even gradnma forgot that he died on the day the Challenger blew up. She tried to tell me that he died on the 26th of Jan. i was looking up references to Francis Odendahl and got nil. but grandma's name leaad me to find this page. I think you should pick it back up. Lots of Odendahls show up on FBi would think somehow we're all related?
P.S. can you send me a image scan of our coat of arms, and sorry about your b-day. there was a lot of stuff going on.