JoDene E. Resseguie, 81, of Fort Dodge passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home surrounded by her 5 children.
UPDATED TIMES - SERVICES will now be Saturday, January 16 SEE BELOW
A visitation and time of prayer will be held on Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Masks and social distancing are required. Private family services will be live-streamed from the Laufersweiler Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 4:30 PM on Saturday.
JoDene is survived by her husband Don of Fort Dodge, her five children Erin Rial of Fort Dodge, Eric (Jenny) Rial of San Diego, CA, Kathleen (Randy) Gorski of Houston, TX, Tracy (Chris) Rial of Ames, and Marcy Lundberg (Anthony Sherman) of Indianola, two stepchildren, Angela Richardson of Barnum, and Todd Resseguie of Fort Dodge, grandchildren Christopher, Monica, Kirsten, Sean, Patrick, Devin, Nicholas, Jeramie, Elliott, Brandon, Brice, Rebecca, Mariah, Jacob, Carlyn, Melissa, Maranda, and Madeline, great grandchildren Cash, Gavin, Zoe, Emma, Ronan, Destiny, Nicholas Jr., Brecken, Tessa, Walker, Landon, Hudson, Rowan, Lydia, A'Raeya, two great grandchildren due this spring, brother and sister-in-law Roger and Betty Rongved, sister Sharon Danielsen, and several cherished nephews, nieces and dear cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents Magnus and Hanna (Mathiason) Rongved.
JoDene Elaine Rongved was born on September 28, 1939 in Jewell, IA. She was raised and educated in Bode and was part of the first class to graduate from Twin Rivers High School in 1957. JoDene later settled in the Fort Dodge area where she raised her 5 children to be strong and giving. For several years, she worked at Fort Dodge Animal Health and served as President of the Union. She was also a member of the Federation of Labor. In 1980, she established a veterinarian serum company in Gowrie. JoDene later was employed with Slumberland and State Farm Insurance until her retirement in 2006. JoDene was a social justice warrior who spoke up and was active in politics and the Webster County Democrats. In 2008, she married her best friend Don Resseguie. They enjoyed golfing, gardening, gambling, feeding birds, and traveling in the wintertime. JoDene and Don would often have their breakfast at Hy-Vee and go for drives to look for deer. The most important thing in her life was her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. In 2019, she took a cruise to the Caribbean with all 5 of her favorite children.
Memorials may be left to Hospice of Fort Dodge or to the American Cancer Society. JoDene' s memory could also be celebrated by planting a tree in her memory.
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Always enjoyed visiting with JoDene when they would come to Bode. It seemed she never missed our Memoral Day services. She will be missed. My sympathy goes out to her family
Some of my earliest and best memories as a kid where about hanging out at the farm and playing games with grandma. From the time I became a part of the family, around 6 years old, it was immediately apparent to me that she would be one of the wisest, caring and understanding people I would ever know. She always had so much patience and love to give and that will always be a part of me and how I live my life.
I've known the Rongved family from childhood. JoDene's mother, Hanna, and my mother, Bernie Bjordal, were best friends. They always made time to get together for coffee almost daily. Over the last several years, my sister, Janice Voss, and I have reconnected with the nice folks in Bode, IA. JoDene and Don always made it a point to make a run to Bode to see us when we were there.
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Meet your mom, Kat. What a wonderful lady! We wish we could be there, but will be praying for you. Much love & hugs!
JoDene was such a lovely lady, a friend & yes a “Sister”. We shared so many wonderful moments especially when we’d get together when all of you & our kids were little. We share our deepest prayers, sympathy & love with all of you. Wish we could be there to hug all of you in person, but know we with you in spirit. JoDene will never be forgotten by any of us who knew & loved her. Tom & Judy Rial
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