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“We are so very saddened by the passing of Jodie and we will always keep her in our thoughts and prayers. Jodie has now arrived where she started--in...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Sienna, Hunter & Doug Isaacson - IA

“Our deepest Sympathies to the Perry family. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Robert Ford and Family ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Ford - Pittsburgh, PA

“We are saddened by the news of Jodie's passing. This is hitting so close to home. We are comforted to know that She is no longer suffering, but She...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Roger and Sherry Perry - IA

“Jodi was my brother-in-law's sister and she was such a sweet person.I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. So comforting to know she's safe in the arms...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jackie Williams - Farley, IA

“Jodie and family.... So sorry to hear of your passing. But our Lord has called you home. I so enjoyed being friends in our childhood. I think...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Rose Nugteren - Pella, IA

“Sending prayers to Jodie's family and friends. I knew her from working at Hills and Dales a number of years ago. I think the obituary you have put...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sara Bodensteiner-Brown - WI

“Our deepest sympathy... ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Garion and Aundrea Styles - MO

“She was a Wonderful Lady she will b miss I can't believe she gone I'm going miss talking too her I'm Sorry for ur Loss R.I.P Jodi ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kristi Lippstock - Dubuque, IA

“She was a great women,kind, generous and always put others first. We have been neighbors for the last 16 years. We were just visiting with her a few...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Stacy Marov - Dubuque, IA

“I worked with Jodie many years ago and she was a great person. Her kids and her church family were her life and talked both then often. My sincere...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Nicole Hurley - Epworth, IA

“She was a wonderful lady our condolences from Missy William and Christopher ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Malisa Little - Maquoketa, IA

“My prayers are with you and your family!! Jodie was such a kind and lovely women! So sad to have her leave us but brings peace she's with our father! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Meriah Manzanares - Dubuque, IA

“Jodie has always shown her love for family even if it was through a fb message. She always made me and my children feel welcomed and loved. I am...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Belinda Perrg - Oklahoma City, OK

“Our loss on earth is Heavens gain. We miss you so much and our hearts are broken, but we know you are at peace, Jods. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff and Carol Perry - Farley, IA

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Jodie L. "Grandma Jodie" Perry, age 57, of Dubuque, was called home suddenly at 11:18 a.m., on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at home. To honor Jodie's life, funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Faith Temple United Pentecostal Church, 12805 Seippel Road, with Pastor Lynn Spicer officiating. To celebrate Jodie's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m., until the time of services at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the church. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Jodie was born on January 23, 1961, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Paul and Virginia (Manuel) Perry.

Jodie has surely been a blessing upon this world during her 57 year earthly journey and her love for Jesus, her family and others were continually on display. Jodie thrived on being called "Mom", and her devotion to foster care finally led to her adopting 3 wonderful children, whom eventually become her very own. She also faithfully invested over 24 years at Hills and Dales, caring for and nurturing some of her most precious children outside of her home. Jodie was undeniably very generous with her time, talents and treasure when it came to her church family and another 20 years of her personal time was joyfully spent in the church nursery. Her faith and love for her Lord and Savior were of the utmost importance to Jodie and she loved to share the message of salvation with anyone whose spirit was moved enough to listen. We find our hearts in a state of complete shock today with the sudden absence of Jodie from our world. We trust that she is home in Heaven today, and for that we are foundationally grateful and humbled; but to know that we've received our last packet of pens from Jodie's smiling face, or heard our final "Duck", stated with absolute authority, is a mortal realization that simply hurts at our core. We will miss Jodie more than she could ever know, but we will diligently pray for strength in the days ahead to find peace within until we see her beautiful soul again. Thank you Jodie for all you taught us and may we carry your honorable legacy forward with pride!

Those left to cherish Jodie's memory include

her children,
Gage Perry,
Shaye Perry
and Kaden Perry, all of Dubuque, IA;

her siblings,
Steven (Jo) Perry, Dubuque, IA,
Luana Perry, Dubuque, IA,
Philip (Sandra) Perry, Dubuque, IA,
Bruce Perry, Amarillo, TX,
Larry Perry, East Dubuque, IL,
Paula Goerdt, Davenport, IA,
Jeff (Carol) Perry, Farley, IA,
Faith (Bruce) Hoskins, Dubuque, IA,
Patty Perry, Dubuque, IA
and Timothy (Shelly) Perry, Dubuque, IA;

and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jodie was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Pamela Perry; a brother, Rick Perry, Dubuque, IA; a brother-in-law, Herb Goerdt; and 2 nephews, Michael Perry and Adam Goerdt.

In lieu of flowers, a Jodie L. Perry memorial fund has been established.