JoDell Oberg Zabel

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JoDell (Jody) Maureen Oberg was born on September 29th, 1955, in Moorhead, MN to Milton Oberg and Jackie (Klokseth) Oberg. Jody lived near Georgetown until moving to rural Glyndon. Jody attended grade school in Averill, MN, and graduated from Glyndon-Felton High School in 1974. After her high school graduation, Jody attended Minnesota State University of Moorhead and earned her degree in social work in 1978. Jody was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, and stories about her sorority days will live on forever. Jody spent many years in the field of healthcare and social services, working at various organizations including Gull Harbor, Dakota Pioneer, Community Living Services, and Pracs Institute. Jody spent her last years operating a successful adult foster home in Moorhead. Jody had two children, Nathan and Paige. She was a proud Gam Gam to two granddaughters, Hailee (3 1/2 years) & Ella (15 months). Jody's pride and joy were her two dogs, Milton and Pearl, who shadowed her the last few years. Everyone who knew Jody could speak to her infectious smile and selfless need to help others. Her robust sense of humor would light up the room. Jody's friends are too numerous to count, but upon talking with them anyone can see the affect she had on us all. Those left to mourn are her husband, Greg Zabel; son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Alicia Evenson of Fargo; daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Vince Stone of Polson, MT; granddaughters Hailee and Ella Stone; Brothers Wade Oberg, Cliff Oberg, Steven Oberg, Scott Oberg; Sister Tammy Finney. Preceded in death by her mother, Jackie Klokseth; father Milton Oberg; and sister Brenda Oberg. Visitation will be hold at Boulger funeral home in Fargo on Friday, October 8th at 5pm. Thank you all for being such great friends to Jody through the years. Jody was very loved by all that knew her, and her memory will forever live on. She is in heaven playing pinochle and watching over us all.

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  1. Prayers to the family left behind. Jody was a classmate of mine in Glyndon. A beautiful soul taken too soon.

  2. So many pinochle tournaments we did! And all those years of pinnacle tournaments we set up at Duffys Enjoyed your friendship so much Jody. Will miss you but for sure will see you again. Love you

  3. My lovely Glyndon classmate gone too soon.
    RIP Jody you will be missed! “Fly With The Angels and Dance With The Stars”
    My thoughts, hugs and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

  4. Rest In Peace Jody. Will never forget your humor. You always made us girls laugh no matter when or where we were all together. Your happy smile lives on in our hearts forever. May the Lord comfort and give peace to your family.

  5. Rest In Peace Jody. Your humor and laughter will always be remembered! May your family have strength through this grieving process. You will be missed, but your memories will be with us forever.

  6. Jody, Such a fun, caring and loving woman. Always there to help others. Jody, a wonderful Auxiliary member too, but as many of us know, her volunteerism and taking care of and brining joy to others reached way way… beyond the walls and into her community and her family and friends. Greg you two had an amazing sparkle that traveled with you whenever you entered a room. Thoughts and prayers to you and all the family and friends. May the Lord continue to take care of you heaven Jody. He is forever happy to have such a beautiful angel come home to HIM. God bless you dear!

  7. Jody was my Big Sister when I was pledging Delta Zeta. She was a terrific person. I have never forgotten her. May God Bless you.

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