Memorial services for Joanne "Jodi" Marie Liedtke, 61, from rural Glenham will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mobridge. Inurnment will be at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Memorial visitation will start at 5 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mobridge. Jodi died of brain cancer at her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Jodi was born in Aberdeen to Clarence and Louan Overbust. She was one of three sisters — Nancy and Wendy. Jodi married Brian Liedtke July 23, 1972, in Aberdeen.
Jodi worked as a special education teacher, first teaching middle school and high school, then preschool students. She also worked as special education director. She taught two years in Sioux Falls and 30 years in the Mobridge school system. She was also a part-time contract worker for the U.S. Department of Education with the PEELS program.
Jodi graduated from Central High School in Aberdeen in 1969. She graduated from Northern State College in 1972. She received her certification to teach special education from the University of South Dakota in 1974.
Jodi is survived by her husband, Brian; children: Jed (Tammy) Liedtke and Kisha (Dan) Liedtke-Hoar; grandchildren Sydnie, Tayla, Sarah and Claire; her mother, Louan Overbust; sisters, Nancy Elverud (Larry) and Wendy Meyers (Paul); and many friends and students.
Jodi was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Overbust.
Jodi enjoyed camping, reading, fishing, playing the piano, sewing and her crafts. Her numerous crafts included woodworking with tole painting, woodworking with country painting, deer antler jewelry, journaling and scrapbooking. She enjoyed selling her work on the art fair circuit in the Midwest during the 80s. Hobbies she dabbled in included knitting, stitchery, oil painting, cake decorating, stained glass, photography, calligraphy, stamping and card making.
She was active in United Methodist Women, Kopper Kettles Club and Mobridge Birthday Club.
Memorials will go to the Mobridge United Methodist Church handicap accessibility remodeling project.