A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, May 8, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, with the Rev. Ken Riedemann officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, north of Little Falls.
Joan Paulette Riedemann was born Sept. 6, 1948, in Wadena, the daughter of Walter and Maybelle (Betz) Riedemann. She grew up on a farm one mile west of Verndale and graduated from Verndale High School in 1966, with honors. She was united in marriage to Ed Rice in 1969 and they later divorced. She then married Earl Hodel in 1996. Joan enjoyed sewing, fishing and scrapbooking.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Christine (Scott) Webb of Muskego, Wis. and Charles Rice of La Crosse, Wis.; stepson, Dean Hodel of Jonestown, Texas; grandchildren, Joey, William, Olivia, Jarod and Britney; stepgrandchild, Ashlee; step-great-grandchild, Annabella; mother, Maybelle Riedemann of Pierz; siblings, Janet Grady of Milwaukee, Wis., the Rev. Kenneth Riedemann of Sauk Centre and Judy Girtz of Little Falls; nieces, Karrie Hodel and Carol Flores and nephew, Kelsey Girtz.
Joan was preceded in death by her father, Walter Riedemann and husband, Earl Hodel.
Casketbearers were Joan’s co-workers at Unity Family Home Care and Hospice of Little Falls.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home