Monday, December 7, 2015



ADDRESS: 635 W. Cedar Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:00 A.M. Monday, December 7 at County Gardens, Medford under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Committal Services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, December 11 at Union Cemetery in Butternut, WI with Rev. John Deitz officiating

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 10, 1928 in Butternut, WI

EDUCATION: Butternut Area Schools

MARRIAGE: 1st: February 10, 1948 at Butternut to James H. Russell and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1976
2nd: November 26, 1985 in Whittlesey to Woodrow W. Hodge and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1995

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Dodie was a secretary at the Taylor County Teachers College for 8 years. She was also a store clerk at a number of retail outlets in the Medford area until her retirement. Dodie spent most of her free time volunteering at the Taylor County Memorial Hospital and Medford Curling Club.

MEMBER OF: American Legion Auxiliary in Butternut, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Medford and Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Judy (Dan) Liske of Stanley, Don (Paulette) Russell of North Pole, AK and Bette (Dave) Hager of Healy, AK
Step-Daughter: Marilyn “Mimi” Swankee of Phoenix

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Troy (Susan Callendar) Liske of Craig, AK, Craig (Karen Walne) Liske of Eden Prairie, MN, Shawna (Ryan) Ragan of Eagle River, AK, Ryan (Molly) Russell of Sun Prairie, WI, Rebecca (Togi Letuligasenoa) Russell of Fairbanks, AK, Kiana (Kristian) Swearingen of Seattle, WA, Kendel (Ray Zimmer) Bormann of Fairbanks, AK and Kane Bormann of Albuquerque, NM
Step-Grandchildren: Davida (Lucas) Stumpf of Kodiak, AK, Mark Hager of Whittier, AK, Debbie Swankee and Jackie Swankee both of Phoenix, AZ

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Luke Liske of Craig, AK, Jack and Henry Liske of Eden Prairie, MN, Cylin and Cohen Ragan of Eagle River, AK, Hank Russell of Sun Prairie, WI, Denali Swearingen of Seattle, WA and Irma Lee Zimmer of Fairbanks, AK
5 Step-Great-Grandchildren: Hannah, Emma, Elin, Johan Bohman of Craig, AK and Jason Swankee of Phoenix, AZ

SURVIVING SISTER: Nina (Raleigh “Lee”) Smart Fox of Iron River, WI
Brothers-In-Law: Norm Haegarl of Glidden, WI and John Linsmeyer of Butternut, WI
Sister-In-Law: Marion Russell of Butternut, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Evelyn (Arnold) Steiner, Carolyn (Edward) Klein, Myra Setterman Haegarl, Ray (Betty) Smart, Joseph (Cecilia) Smart, James (Bertha) Smart, Elaine (William) Peterson, Marion Kiley Linsmeyer, Betty (William -Jeanie) Timm, Howard “Jack” Russell


DECEASED MOTHER: Ida A. Smart (Maiden Name: Wartgow)

PALLBEARERS: Troy and Craig Liske, Ryan and John Russell, Kane Bormann and Mark Hager

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dodie’s family to be designated at a later date
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