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Jodie L. Dufner

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Service Details


Friday, August 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, MN












Friday, August 18, 2017

Time: 12:00 noon

Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, MN




Jodie L. Dufner, age 48 of Austin, Minnesota died Saturday, August 12, 2017, at her home in Austin following a courageous battle against breast cancer.  Jodie Lyn was born February 14, 1969 in Rochester, New York to Jeffrey and Lois (Toth) Reid.  During her youth her family lived in Plano and El Paso, Texas.  Jodie was united in marriage to Jeffrey Dufner in Austin, Texas.  They were blessed with three beautiful children.  Jodie and Jeff later divorced.  Jodie moved with her children to Rochester, Minnesota for health reasons of one of her children, and to be close to her mother. She began working in the jewelry business in Rochester, and eventually moved her way up to store management in Burnsville, Minnesota.  Jodie also provided home health care in the Rochester Area.  She enjoyed horror movies, scrabble, going to the casino, and dancing.  She had the opportunity to dance with the Rockettes during a half-time show at college football’s Sun Bowl.  Jodie was a very spiritual and loving person, and her children were her pride and joy.

She is survived by her children Lindsey (Daniel) Slowinski of Austin, MN, Cody (Olivia) Dufner of Carthage, NY, Lauren Dufner of Austin, MN; her mother Lois Reid of Rochester, MN; father Jeffrey (Cheri) Reid of Myrtle, Beach, SC; sister Kim (Charles) Kolinek, and nephew Justin Kolinek, of Taylor, TX; Jodie was excited about the expected arrival of her first grandchild Jaxtyn to be born December 21, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Reverend Dennis Tamke officiating.  Jodie’s family will greet friends on Friday morning from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to donors choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.



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