Donald Sodowsky

Donald Richard Sodowsky, 70, of Blackwell, Okla., died Wednesday morning, May 29, 2019, in the Blackwell Regional Hospital.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Blackwell. The Rev. Ned Moerbe will officiate. Burial will follow in Blackwell Cemetery.

Honorary casket bearers are Steve Nichols, Mark Kowalski, Sue Priboth, Shirley Scott Fuller, Kear Fuller, Donnie Pierce, Gary Coltharp, Carl Reutter, Don Brown and Tom Eakins.

Memorials are to the Rev. Lee Sodowsky Memorial Fund at the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631. Online condolences can be made at

Donald Richard Sodowsky was born on Jan. 27, 1949, in Blackwell, Okla., to Cecil and Juanita (Deffner) Sodowsky. He grew up in Blackwell and graduated from Blackwell High School in 1967. He furthered his education by attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry in 1972. Following graduation, he moved to Creed, Colo., and worked for the forestry service. He returned to Blackwell in 1976 and began working for Conoco in Ponca City, Okla., as a pipefitter. He retired in 2008.

He married Amanda Carrigan on May 17, 2014 in Blackwell, where they made their home. They enjoyed traveling, including visiting Colorado and England, as well as attending shooting matches. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blackwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, the Rev. Lee Sodowsky.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda Sodowsky, of Blackwell, Okla.; a brother, David Sodowsky and Christy, of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Edie Sodowsky, of Fairfield, Pa.; two nephews, Wayne Sodowsky and Kathy, of Apollo, Pa., and Joel Sodowsky and Valerie, of Corapolis, Pa.; three nieces, Jennifer Sodowsky, of Sabillasville, Md., Megan Sodowsky and Robert, of Tulsa, Okla., and Melissa Moran and Michael, of Tulsa, Okla.; great-nieces and great-nephews, Madilyn, Joseph, Anna and Thomas, of Apollo, Pa., Iris, and Olivia, both of Tulsa, Okla.; and many cousins.