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Jodi Lynn Bartell

Jodi Lynn Bartell
Jodi Lynn Bartell
- September 20, 2017

Jodi Lynn Bartell was born on April 8, 1974 to Shari & Kenneth Bartell in Deadwood, SD. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Lemmon where her sweet sisters and life-long friends, Staci & Heidi, joined the family. Jodi resided in Lemmon throughout her childhood and school years. Jodi enjoyed sports, time with friends and days at the lake.

Jodi attended The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She was a member of The Kappa Alpha Theta Organization, where she made lifelong friends and memories. Her college years were “The Best Days of My Life” as she would frequently say. She graduated with Biology and Nursing Degrees.

Jodi started her nursing career in Yankton and continued ICU work in Sioux Falls prior to pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia. She moved to Spearfish to begin her profession as an Anesthetist. She later traveled nationwide to provide relief coverage and loved the new challenges, new friends, and many new adventures she had the opportunity to experience.

Jodi was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January of 2005. Months later, she was married to Andrew Rasmussen on June ll.

Jodi and Andrew proudly welcomed their first born Charles “Charlie” Kenneth, on December 21, 2006. After health challenges Jodi felt extremely blessed by this gift of life.

In 2006, Jodi traveled to Nicaragua on a medical mission. The trip was life changing and where her desire to love an orphan first began. Over the next few years Jodi and Andrew decided to pursue adoption and in 2012 were led to Ethiopia. On August 10, 2014 they welcomed their second son Hugh Harrison Sebona into the family.

In January of 2009 Jodi experienced a recurrence of her breast cancer, resulting in metastatic disease. She took chemotherapy for many months and defied the odds of survival for many years.

Jodi was involved with The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, a former board member of the SDANA, volunteered as a Friendship minister at church and was known as “Nurse Jodi” at Muscular Dystrophy camp. She had a heart for service and particularly loved visiting the many friends she met at the nursing home over the years.

Through her 12 1/2 year journey with breast cancer, her faith solidified. Jodi was a lover of the Lord and gave Him all the glory for her continued strength, perseverance and contentment. She was both confident and comforted by the Heavenly home that awaited her.

Jodi is survived by her husband, Andrew; sons, Charlie and Hugh; parents, Shari & Ken; sisters, Staci (Jeff) Larson and Heidi (George) Nash; Nieces and nephew Amalia Larson, Jacob Nash and Jacey Nash; and Grandmother Blanche Sands. Her parents-in-law, Jeff and Kathy Rasmussen; sister-in-law, Kiley (Josh) Meyer; brother-in-law, Alex (Kylie) Rasmussen; and nieces and nephew Mallory Meyer, Owen Meyer, and Hadley Rasmussen; grandmother, Martha Line; and extended family, and many friends.

Jodi was preceded in death by twin girls, Hope, and four other little angels, her Grandparents Hazel & Bud Bartell, and Grandfather Orel Sands.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spearfish. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 22 at the church, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to benefit the education of Jodi’s children, Charlie and Hugh. Donations may be given to: The Jodi Lynn Bartell Education Fund, for her children.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com



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