Jeanne Runestad Hodges


July 7, 1949 - December 28, 2014


Jean Carol Hodges was born July 7, 1949 in Mitchell to Merle and Velma (Breland) Runestad. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967, and later attended Dakota Wesleyan University. She enjoyed writing poetry and spending time with her friends. She treasured her visits to her son Matt in Tampa, FL and catching up with her daughter Jill.

She is survived by her son, Matthew Runestad, Tampa, FL; daughter, Jill Esterly-Jayne, Iron Mountain, MI; her mother, Velma Runestad, three brothers: Dave Runestad, Eagan, MN; Bob Runestad, Broomfield, CO; Dan Runestad, Blackhawk, SD; two sisters: Becky Dewald, Lakeville, MN, Chris Dierks, Sioux Falls and three grandchildren: Sofia, Max and Alex.


Memorials may be directed to the Pathway Program, 900 West Havens, Mitchell SD  57301. 


None Scheduled


Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Matthew Runestad on January 22, 2015
Thank you all for thinking of my mom and our family with your kind comments and prayers. We will deeply miss her but we know she is in a better place.
Posted by Karen Spelbring on January 13, 2015
Dear Chris and Family, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Jeanne was such a special girl. I remember her and her darling son, Matt well through you Chris . I see she was also blessed with a daughter who I'm sure is as beautiful as Jeanne. May God's love comfort you all through this very difficult time of the loss of your loved one who was taken at a young age. Love & Prayers dear friends. Love, Karen
Posted by Karin and Rod Thompson on January 13, 2015
Such a loss to a wonderful family.
Posted by Muriel Jamison on January 12, 2015
Sympathy and love to you,Chris and all of Jeanne's family. .. Muriel and family
Posted by Kathy Ollenburg Willmes on January 10, 2015
Sorry for your loss, Chris. I give you my sympathy for your loss of such a young person.
Posted by Linda Studer on January 10, 2015
Chris, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Sheryl Briggs Kelly on January 10, 2015
Prayers to you Christine, so sorry.
Posted by Beckie Shafer Beeners on January 10, 2015
So sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing.
Posted by Karen Hanson DeJong on January 10, 2015
Your family has our sympathy for the loss of Jeanne .Our prayers go out to her family.
Posted by Bonnie Messerli on January 10, 2015
So sorry to hear about Jeane, prayers and sympathy to her children and family! She was such a beautiful young girl, we were friends in high school, and after! I Will hold the good memories close ! Too soon, too young!
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