Eleanor “Ellie” K. Jodell


Eleanor “Ellie” Kristine Jodell

I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, “You are my servant. For I have chosen you and not rejected you.” Isaiah 41:9

Born Eleanor Kristine Nolan on November 1, 1966, to Jeffery and Margaret Nolan, passed away suddenly on January 14, 2022.

Preceded in death by her parents, Jeffery and Margaret Nolan; daughter, Kandi Jodell; and brother-in-law, James Carlson.

Survived by husband, Gary Frederick Jodell; daughters, Joline Nolan, Jamie Jodell, and Stephanie Jodell; sister, Kristine Carlson; brother, Matt Nolan; aunt and uncle, Tayra and Donald Hammond; step-son, Ryan Jodell; step-daughter, Shannon Puckett; grandchildren, Olivia Gangi, Enrique Trigo-Hernandez III, Nolan Campa, Michael Schwartz II “Gus”, Roman Campa, Alex McGill, Anthony Puckett, and Daytona Jodell; niece, Casey Sommer; nephew, Jesse Nolan; and sons, daughters, sisters- in- law and many other family.

Ellie was a country girl at heart from Dairyland Wisconsin with the street smarts of an eastsider from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Later to return to her home of Burnett and Douglas County and reconnect to her roots of small-town living. Her high energy and relentless determination formed the cornerstone of her “tell it like it is” personality. You can’t taste the sweet without a little salt. Ellie often referred to herself as a bear. She loved and protected fiercely. Her hugs were hard and long. She had a strength that cannot be described. She was loved by all who knew her. Everyone who knew Ellie has a fantastic story as if from a soap opera. You could not make up her life story even if you tried. We all hold you tightly in our hearts and minds.

Eleanor Jodell service will be held on May 1, 2022, and our family invites you to come and remember our beloved. Service information will be shared with family and friends at a later date.

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