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.