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Esther "Carol" Jodock

November 24, 2015

Memorial Service - Thursday

December 03, 2015 11:00 am

Atonement Lutheran Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Esther "Carol" Jodock

November 24, 2015


  1. Carol Jodock, 87, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Touchmark at Harwood Groves, Fargo under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Esther Carol Coltvet was born January 20, 1928 on the farmstead in Epping, ND, the youngest of three daughters of Mary and Tobias Coltvet. She graduated from Epping High School in 1945 and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She began secretarial work in Williston, ND where she caught the eye of longtime bachelor, Erling Jodock. They were married on June 19, 1949. After farming in Wildrose, ND for several years, they made their home in Williston where they raised their three daughters. When the girls grew older, Carol began working at the newly opened UND/Williston. She worked as office manager for 25 years, retiring in 1992.

Carol was an excellent seamstress and quilter, an amazing cook, and a fountain of knowledge on all things computer-related, giving tech advice to friends and family. She lived her faith and was an active member of Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Williston and later at Atonement Lutheran of Fargo.

Carol moved to Fargo in 2005 to be closer to family after Erling’s death in 2001. She loved her close knit neighborhood at Prairie View Estates. She has been a resident of Touchmark since 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erling; infant son, Paul; sisters, Eleanor Halvorson and Gladys Stordalen.

She is survived by her three daughters: MaryAnn (Gary) Ouradnik, Naomi (Curt) Schachtschneider, and Sandra (Wayne) Aamoth, all of Fargo; her seven grandchildren: Toni (John Solano) Ouradnik, Palo Alto, Ca, Paul (Jane MacBean) Ouradnik, Avoca Beach, Australia, Luke (Jessie Breyer) Ouradnik, Fargo ND, Bryan (Melissa) Schachtschneider, Fort Myers, FL, Karen Schachtschneider Owen, Portland, OR, Carly Aamoth, Portland, OR, and Lauren Aamoth, St. Vincent, Caribbean; and five grandchildren: Attikus Ole, Aislinn Rose, and Evangeline Skye Ouradnik, Oscar Calvin and Ella Mary Ruth Solano.

A Celebration of the Life of Carol Jodock will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with a gathering our hour prior. Burial will take place in Williston at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

The family wishes to offer a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Touchmark and Hospice for the loving care shown to Carol.


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9 responses to “Esther “Carol” Jodock”

  1. Radene Schroeder says:

    Deepest condolences for your loss.

  2. Norma Jodock Christensen says:

    Carol was such a quiet, loving lady. I remember her as a gracious host and never a complainer when family would arrive from the West to visit. Time passes but memories remain. Love to all, as you go thru this time of sorrow, she was truly a Godly woman and loved by many. Thinking of you as you remember happy thoughts of a wonderful lady. Love to you, cousin Norma.

  3. Carol Abrahamson says:

    I want to extend my sympathy and love to you and yours.
    What a lovely Christian lady.
    Carol was a special neighbor and friend. Enjoyed many
    visits with Carol and close neighbors on summer eve
    get togethers.
    Please know that I care!
    Carol Abrahamson

  4. Billie Sue Ellingson says:

    Over the last year Carol became a very, very dear friend, a wonderful sister in Christ! We visited in person or over the phone every two weeks. I will always remember how comfortable it was to be with her. She loved God’s word and it was due to her interest that a Bible study was started this fall at Touchmark. She loved to discuss theology and often would bring up issues that she wanted to get clarification on, but in each instance she was correctly interpreting the word of God.

    I loved that she utilized her IPAD as a learning tool. She went on the Hebrew for Christians cite when I was sharing some hebrew words with her and she really enjoyed hearing about the hebrew letters etc.

    She loved quilting and helped me a great deal as I was just beginning the journey of quilting. She gave me good tips and always encouraged me in my progress. I only wish I had known her longer and been able to sit at her feet and learned a great deal more from her. She was working on a quilt the night before he passed, doing what she loved.

    I enjoyed watching her enjoy vicariously several family members who went to Norway and she kept up on the IPAD and showed me pictures of their adventures.

    I just thoroughly enjoyed being with her and praying with her and being in her presence. I am grateful to have had her as a friend and I have a big hole in my heart now that she is gone. I do not wish her back, I know she was ready to meet her Saviour! She always shared with me that her greatest desire was to for all her family to know and trust him too!
    will be praying for your family as you celebrate her life this Thursday and I hope to be there to celebrate with all of you!

    Blessings Billie Sue Ellingson

  5. Shanda Staloch says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mother was such a great lady and I know what a special bond that she had with her family. I remember Naomi sharing about the many sleepovers you girls and the granddaughters had with her.
    What great memories you have. Hang on to those memories.

  6. Ture and Andrea Peterson says:

    Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mom. We where just talking about Carol the other day wondering how she was doing. We moved into the house next door to Carol in 2001 and we really enjoyed visiting with her. Our girls like petting Sadie! You are all in our prayers. Ture, Andrea, Alison and Anna Peterson

  7. Jack Lindvig says:

    I first met Carol in the mid 1960’s. Over the following years I got know her family very well. She was an outwardly stern person then as I was dating one of her daughters. At some point we warmed to each other possibly over a competitive game of scrabble. She didn’t like to lose and neither did I.

    She raised her daughters well in the Christian faith and through that process very positive personalities were developed. I always enjoyed her company and that of her family.

    Rest in Peace Carol, You will be greatly missed.

  8. Clarice Kadry says:

    Mary Ann, Naomi and Sandra: Extending sympathy in the loss of your mom. A big adjustment to live life without our moms:((. Thinking of you! Clarice Kadry

  9. Esther Beazley says:

    Carol’s mother and my grandmother were sisters I think. My name is Esther Erickson Beazley and I have many memories of Mary and Tob. I can remember as a small child stopping in to visit with Mary in her garden on our way home from taking my brother and sister to school in Epping. I started school when I was 5 so I was probably 3 and 4 then. Maybe 1948 and 49. I can remember their home and the warm inviting kitchen. I can remember sitting in the living room and playing Chinese checkers with Tob and my dad and my siblings and it was so much fun. I remember that Mary and Tob always remembered my birthday when I was very young and gave me wonderful gifts like plastic tea cups and saucers. When I was older they gave me some very fancy handkerchiefs in a pretty box. Mary and Tob were wonderful and kind people. Tob was a gifted carpenter.
    Exceptional kind and caring folks. You should be proud of your heritage.

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