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Jennifer Lynne Hamende, 55, Fargo, ND, formerly of Hillsboro, ND, passed away on November 30, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
Jennifer was born on May 11, 1966 in Grand Forks, ND to Karen Guthmueller. Her father, Dennis Guthmueller, adopted Jenn in 1972. Together, Karen and Dennis raised Jennifer, Jaysen, Janelle, and Jessica in Hillsboro. Jenn attended Hillsboro High School through sophomore year and graduated from Red River High School in Grand Forks in 1984.
Jenn and John met in 1994 and were good friends for a year before Jenn asked John on their first date in June of 1995. They were inseparable ever since. To think, twenty-four years of marriage started over barbeque sauce. If you get the chance, ask John about the story. They were united in marriage on January 17, 1998 at First Lutheran Church in Fargo. They had their vows renewed in February of 2012 on a mission trip in Nicaragua. The ceremony was on the beach, and was a beautiful way to express their love to each other. She was the light of John’s life.
Jenn was a wonderful step-mother to John’s two kids: Alexiss and Curtiss. Together, they took many family vacations, to Kentucky, Utah, Oregon, New York, Brussels, and Amsterdam, the list goes on. Jenn inspired the kids to be creative, as well as develop their cooking skills. She loved the kids just as they were her own. Their bond was unbreakable. She was also a fur-mom to three beautiful Australian Shepherds: Joule, Jynjer, and JoZee. They brought Jenn so much joy and comfort.
Jenn was the founder of her own business, Winds for Change, LLC. She was a spiritual healer, specializing in reiki, singing bowl sound therapy, and toe reading. She was a prominent member of the spiritual community in Fargo, and was well-respected by her peers. She had the biggest crystal collection, every surface in their home has crystals covering it. Jenn also enjoyed cooking, baking, playing board games and cards with her family and friends, and always wanted to win.
Jenn was the most angelic person on Earth. Every day she woke up wondering how she could make someone else’s life better, even while struggling with her own health issues. She was incredibly strong, tough, and selfless. She will be missed dearly by her family, all of her friends, and those whose lives she touched every single day.
Jennifer is survived by her husband, John Hamende; her step-children, Alexiss (Tyler) Muchow, and Curtiss (Bobbi Jones) Hamende; her parents, Karen and Dennis Guthmueller; her brother, Jaysen (Kimberly Adamski) Guthmueller; her sisters, Janelle (Jeff Patch) Toolsie and Jessica (Ryan) Marks; as well as many nieces and nephews who meant the world to her and many friends.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her biological father Al Krueger; her mother-in-law Shirley Hamende; her father-in-law Gerald Hamende; and her grandparents Victor and Frances Ellingson and Clara and Clarence Guthmueller.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Matthew’s Voice Project: https://matthewsvoiceproject.com/
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