In Memory

Jodi Maurer (Knudson)

Jodi Maurer (Knudson)

Jodi Ann Maurer Knudson

Jodi Ann Maurer Knudson, age 38, died suddenly on Dec. 22, 2009 in her home in Coon Rapids, MN.

She is survived by her husband, Joe and their two young sons, Sam and Max; parents, John and Sharon Maurer of Fargo, N.D.; brother, John Maurer of Fargo, N.D.; sister and brother-in-law, Miki and Beau Schneider, and nieces, Lindsay and Lauryn, all of Inver Grove Heights; and parents-in-law, Mike and Linda Knudson of Anoka.

Jodi, lovingly known as "MK," taught 8th grade at Highview Middle School in New Brighton. She had a great love and passion for her family and friends, students and especially her husband and children. She touched many, many lives with her love and generosity, and made everyone's lives brighter. She will forever be our own special angel. She will be deeply missed.

Jodi - a giving spirit, a kind heart, a doting mom, a loving wife, a precious daughter, a faithful sister, a super fun aunt, a generous in-law, a true friend, a one-of-a-kind person.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 4th Ave. S., Anoka, MN. Family and friends are gathering from 11:30 to 1 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Private inurnment. 

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12/28/09 05:59 PM #1    

Christopher Knoll

That is a fitting photo of Jodi since you always see her smiling.

I know some students of hers as luck would have wife's relatives. Not a shock to those that know her better than I she was their favorite teacher. I also have heard she made a great impact on some kids who would not have excelled in their studies without her influence.

I really enjoyed talking to her at the reunion. She told me how Joe won the fight twice against cancer and how he had the golf tourney every year to raise money. She was very passionate about his success.

She seemed very happy with her family and career and she is the kind of person we are all better people for knowing.

Best regards,
Chris Knoll

12/29/09 11:40 AM #2    

Jessica Opgrand (DeJong)

I am so sad to hear this news. She was a wonderful, kind person with such a smile as she talked about her husband, kids,and students. I pray for her family and children.

01/06/10 01:45 PM #3    

Tim Johnson

What very sad news. I am thankful that some of our classmates,"family", could attend her funeral. I know that they represented the rest of us, who could not attend, very well. It sounded like it was a very nice service.

Jodi will be missed by everyone that she touched. Her beautiful and "full of life" smile will always be remembered by all. I am thankful that we all had the chance to share our high school years with her.

Best regards,
Tim Johnson

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