Joan Eloise Podolske

Joan Eloise Podolske, age 95, of Hillsboro, Oregon, formerly of Rochester and Wabasha MN, passed away on May 4, 2021. Jody was born on September 2, 1925 to Hulda and John Rogers in Madelia, MN. She attended Madelia Public Schools, graduating in 1943. She enrolled in the Cadet Nursing Program at the Kahler School of Nursing at Rochester, MN, graduating in 1947.
Jody was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Podolske on May 24th, 1947 in Rochester. They resided, worked, and raised their two children, Michael Robert and Jan Louise, in Rochester. Bob and Jody retired to Wabasha in 1982 where they lived until returning to Rochester in 2004. After Bob passed away in 2005, Jody later moved to Oregon to live with her son Michael (Phyllis) in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Survivors include: A son Michael (Phyllis) Podolske of Hillsboro, Oregon, a daughter Jan Louise Podolske of Rochester, MN, five grandchildren, Andrew (Suzanne) Podolske, Tanya (Jason) Frantzen, Sena Hagen, Karla (Ken) Walter, Haakon (Jolene) Sletten, and seven great grandchildren, Noah, Isaac, Lara, Tyson, Kaleb, Kamryn, and Lucy, brother Philip (Kathie) Rogers of Lanesboro, MN, sister-in-law Karen Rhoades of Denver, CO. Jody was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, and her sister Norma Jane Kidd.
Private internment will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester, MN.


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