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Joanna Gutknecht

Joanna Gutknecht

CEDAR FALLS — Joanna Dee “Jodie” Gutknecht, 64, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, March 1, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

She was born July 7, 1953, in Pittsfield, Ill., daughter of Jesse Dee and Betty (Kattelman) Yokem. She married Robert Gutknecht, and they later divorced.

Jodie graduated from Cedar Falls High School and was a supervisor for Guest Services at the Isle of Capri Casino.

Survived by: her son, Matthew (Rhonda) Gutknecht of Cedar Falls; her daughter, Jennifer Seidel of Cedar Falls; eight grandchildren, Alexis, Alexzanderia, Ryan, Ashleigh, Jesse, Crystal, Emily and Amber; two great-grandchildren, Aleah and Brooklyn; her mother of Cedar Falls; four brothers, Jesse, Charlie (Julie), Craig and Carl Yokem, all of Cedar Falls; her sister, Grace “Amy” (Matt) Shook of Janesville; and her special friend, Jimmy Bruns of Janesville.

Preceded in death by: her father; and a sister-in-law, Vicki Yokem.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be 1:30 to 5 p.m. today, March 4, and for an hour before services Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials: may be directed to the family.

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