Susan Odenheimer

Obituary of Susan Rehkopf Odenheimer

Our beloved Susan Rehkopf Odenheimer of Bedford, TX and New Orleans, LA peacefully passed away at age 70 on December 26 (Christmas night) 2019, surrounded by her husband and three children. After enduring a long, hard-fought seven-year battle with Multiple System Atrophy, she succumbed to the effects of the disease. Although life ultimately brought her to Texas where she raised her family, Susan was proud of her New Orleans roots and heritage. Susan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 25, 1949, the daughter of the late Jane and James Rehkopf. She was raised in New Orleans along with her three sisters and one brother where she held fond memories of an active, lively, and vibrant household. She never tired of telling the story of meeting in high school and start dating her husband, Stephen. They were destined to be companions over the next 45 years enjoying their love of life, three children, three grandchildren, and the beauty of the world. Susan dedicated herself to her children, volunteering an actively participating in all their activities growing up. After volunteering for a number of years at Nolan Catholic High School she joined the Business Office as an Accounting Assistant where she worked for 10 years before retiring. Susan is survived by her husband, Stephen Odenheimer; daughter Ellie Odenheimer-Brin and Mike Brin of Austin, TX; daughter Sarah Odenheimer of Brooklyn, NY; and son Eric Odenheimer and Liz Raymond of Austin, TX; one beautiful granddaughter; and two handsome grandsons. She is also survived by her sister Jill and Ray Nolan of Metairie, LA; sister Eve and John Ike of Abita Springs, LA; and brother James Rehkopf of New Orleans, LA and a number of nieces, nephews, sister in-laws, and brother in-laws she considered her close family. She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister Judith Mott (Norwood). A memorial mass will be held on January 4, 2020 at St Michaels Church in Bedford, at 10:00am. Interment will be in New Orleans at a later date.


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 4, 2020
St. Michael Catholic Church
3713 E Harwood Rd
Bedford, Texas, United States
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