As I sat down to write a reflection of Imogene L. Jane Huisentruit I thought it would be fairly brief but I was wrong.
Jodi’s Mother passed away yesterday (December 9th) at the CentraCare Health Systems in Long Prairie, Minnesota. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie following a private service.
There is no way to remember and honor the Mother of Jodi Huisentruit in just a few words. The Findjodi Team has been working on the case of missing news anchor Jodi Huisentruit for many years and we have interviewed many of the family members in our quest for information.
We never interviewed Jodi’s Mother.
The pain that Jane lived with was unfathomable to try and understand.
As I sit and look through the many tapes loaned to our team by Jodi’s sister, Joanne, I see animated, recorded memories of the many trips Jodi took with her Mother. How happy they were as they spoke of the warm weather on the cruise boat. There were family gatherings with all the cousins and other relatives. Jane was always there, cheering on the crowd and smiling away.
Through the years we’ve hoped for a conclusion to Jodi’s case.
Next June Jodi will have been missing for 20 years. FindJodi.com has been asked to observe this anniversary with a concerted effort to find out what happened to her. We continue our mission in earnest and hope to wiggle the loose end that exposes the truth.
We wanted to do so while Jane was with us so she could feel some sense of the the relief she truly deserved.
On behalf of the FindJodi Team, we’d like to extend our sympathy to the entire family, countless friends and those who simply knew Imogene ‘Jane’ Huisentruit.
Private Family Services were held at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home – Stein Chapel, Long Prairie for Jane L. Huisentruit, age 91 of Long Prairie who passed away on Tuesday at CentraCare Health Systems-Long Prairie. Rev. Gary Taylor officiated and burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie.
Jane L. Anderson was born November 6, 1923 on the family farm north of Grey Eagle, the daughter of Christian and Mae (Christianson) Anderson. She grew up in the Grey Eagle area and attended school there. She graduated from Grey Eagle High School in 1940. She worked for the telephone company until her marriage to Maurice Huisentruit on February 9, 1950 in Hudson, Wisconsin. In later years, Jane was employed by Todd County Social Services as a driver for the elderly.
Jane was a member of the Long Prairie V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Little Sauk American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to travel and take long road trips. She also enjoyed playing many card games. Jane was known for wonderful pie baking skills and great chili and soups.
Jane is survived by her children, JoAnn Nathe, Sauk Centre; and Jill Lettau, Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Kristen Nathe, Justin Lettau, Kelsey Lettau, and Jason Lettau, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Maurice in 1982, daughter Jodi, siblings, Albert “Pat” Anderson, Floyd Anderson, Bill Anderson, Ervin Anderson, Tom Anderson, Elaine Brynjulfson, Evelyn Hirt, Loretta Hanson, Irene “Ivy” Gothman, and Edna Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Andy Moberg, Cade Moberg, Lowell Hanson, Richard Hanson, Blair Anderson, and Bob Florke.