Jodi L. Ordiway-Breding, 38, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at her home.
Jodi L. Ordiway-Breding, 38, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at her home. Funeral Services for Jodi will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at the River of Life, Assembly of God Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Kevin Anderson and Jason Pierce, Minister of ULC officiating. Jodi will be laid to rest in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Gathering of family and friends will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Wednesday, May 2 from 5 until 7 p.m. and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Jodi Lynn, daughter of David and Linda (Walker) Ordiway, was born on June 26, 1979, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Minot, ND. The family lived in several locations as Jodi was growing up. She attended school in Minot and Rugby, ND, and Casper, WY, and graduated from Dawson County High School in Glendive, MT, with the class of 1998. In school she enjoyed volleyball and after a knee injury she took on the job of statistician for the team. While living in Rugby she worked in the dietary department of the hospital. In 1999, Jodi would meet her soulmate, Matthew Breding, online. They began their beautiful life of love and laughter and were united in marriage on July 8, 2000, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby. They made their home in Rugby where Jodi worked as a telemarketer for “The Connection” and later “Verety” and also was a Black Jack dealer. She was a member of the Rugby Jaycees and played in many dart leagues. In 2009, they moved to Devils Lake. Jodi worked for NDAD (North Dakota Association for the Disabled) and also graduated from the Hair Academy in Minot. She went to work as a hair stylist at Performance in Hair until Aug. of 2017 when she began the 2017-2018 school term as a Central Middle School paraprofessional with the Devils Lake School System. In the summers, Jodi was the IT, the nuts and bolts, the transponder, the do-whatever-needs-to-be-done gal at the Devils Lake Speedway. The most important and precious times in the life of Jodi and Matthew began in Oct. of 2013, when they became foster parents and true joy when they adopted twin boys, Alvin and Alex, in June of 2015 and Bella in April of 2017. Anything in Jodi’s life was done with such passion, love, caring and kindness. She was a proud cheese head Green Bay Packer fan, Fighting Sioux fan, a fan of music, any style could somehow touch her soul in a special way and loved to go fishing. She had such a big heart for a menagerie of animals, for people, doing whatever she could to help anyone, anytime, anywhere. Jodi was a people person, she was the “spark” in the crowd. No one was a stranger for long, Jodi would strike up a conversation and next thing you know, Jodi was a new found friend. In any conversation with Jodi, you were amazed by her quick wit and she was always ready with a comeback. Jodi was a proud wife and mother and treasured each day she had with her family. Love does not die, so when all that is left of our beloved Jodi is love, give her love away as best you can. Jodi’s dear family includes her husband, Matthew; children, Alvin, Alex and Bella; her mother, Linda Ordiway, Minot, ND; father, David (Connie) Ordiway, Vanceboro, NC; brother, John (Lorie) Ordiway, Casper, WY; sister, Erin (Jason) Renner, San Tan Valley, AZ; half-sisters, Kim, Robin and Donna; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Connie and Brad Bowers, Buffalo, SD; sister-in-law, Melissa Breding also of Buffalo; nieces, Amber, Brooklyn, Jannelle and Taylor; and nephew, Corey; special family friends, Kay Arnson, Joe and Mary Armstrong and several cousins. Jodi was preceded in death by her grandparents. Casket Bearers for Jodi will be Tracy Hageness, Jennifer Dockter, Leigh Donnelly, Jany Huston, Katrina McLaughlin, Nicole Nelson, Beckie Person and Tina March.