JoDene E. Resseguie, 81, of Fort Dodge passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home surrounded by her 5 children.

A visit­a­tion and time of prayer will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Masks and social distancing are required. Private family services will be livestreamed from the Laufersweiler Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday.

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, Houston, TX, Tracy (Chris) Rial of Ames, and Marcy Lundberg (Anthony Sherman) of Indianola, two stepchildren, Angela Richardson, 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 and nieces.

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. For several years, she worked at Fort Dodge Animal Health and served as President of the Union. She was also a regional 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 active in politics and was a member of the Webster County Democrats where she served as a social justice warrior. 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 going 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.