Jodi Lynn Moen Bennett

Jodi Lynn Moen Bennett

  • Funeral Date: 3/22/17
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 am
  • Date of Birth: 9/10/74
  • Date of Death: 3/17/17
  • Funeral Location: Northfield United Methodist Church

Jodi Lynn Moen Bennett, age 42 of Northfield, MN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Emergency Room of the Northfield Hospital. Funeral Services will be 11 am Wednesday, March 22nd at the Northfield United Methodist Church with visitation Tuesday from 4 –7 pm at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield and at the Church on Wednesday one hour prior to Services.

Jodi Lynn Moen Bennett was born September 10, 1974 in Ortonville, MN, daughter of Chris and Donna (Blanshan) Moen. She lived and attended school in Ortonville through 5th grade and was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. In 1985 her family moved to Northfield where she graduated from Northfield High School in 1992.

She then continued a family tradition when she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving during Desert Storm reaching the rank of Airman 1st Class. Following her discharge, she enrolled at Mankato State University and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Development while also raising her 2 daughters. Jodi then began working for Head Start in Northfield.

On July 1, 2006, she was united in marriage to Shawn William Bennett at Valley Grove Church and they made their home in Northfield. Jodi took a new position at St. Olaf College in the Department of International and Off Campus Studies where she was still employed. She also worked part time for Laura Baker Services as a house parent in one of their group homes.

Jodi was active with the Northfield United Methodist Church for many years, first with her Youth Group and going on Mission Trips, and as an adult teaching Sunday School. She was an avid reader, loved spicy foods, but her true passion was her husband, children, and her family.

Jodi Moen Bennett is survived by her husband Shawn Bennett; daughters Randi and Madeline Orr; son Rourke Bennett; parents Chris and Donna Moen all of Northfield; grandmothers Mary Jane Moen and Laura Blanshan; mother and father-in-law Bill and Sheree Bennett of Davenport, IA; sisters-in-law Sarah Bennett and Kim (Clay) Huffstutler; grandparents-in-law Robert Marcussen and Bill and Mary Bennett; nephews Miles Bennett and Jackson Huffstutler, and niece Erin Huffstutler; and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by grandparents Howard Blanshan, O.C. Moen, and Nancy Marcussen.

Memorials to the Jodi Moen Bennett Memorial Fund.

Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home.


  1. Kristi Sharp

    My thoughts and prayers during this tragic and difficult time. May you feel the love of God’s arms wrapped around you.

  2. Krista Moen

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family, so sorry for your loss.

  3. Jessica Lindberg

    So sorry to hear this news. My heart and prayers go out to you all. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Jayne Overstreet

    I know how hard an unexpected loss is. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this tragic time.

  5. Denese and Todd Gustafson

    Oh my Donna and Chris we are SO sorry about the loss of your daughter – my heart is breaking for you all! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the coming days. I wish we could give you both a hug!! So sorry.

  6. Rick and Kris Hammer

    Shawn, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know we are here for you always.

  7. Pat Jorstad

    I am so very sorry about the loss of your daughter. Please know that you and Jodi’s husband and children are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Kristin Hornbuckle Wehrman

    I was so sorry to hear about Jodi and very sorry for all of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Dave and Rita Smith

    We are so shocked and sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Jodi. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Lindsay Cameron

    I’m sincerely sorry for the family’s loss 🙁 I just talked to her while I was at work and she came through my register line last week. She was always so nice at our church and whenever I’d see her at Brudgewatsr for Maddie and Randi. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family and close friends of this family. Sending all my love. She was very patient and accepting and down to earth from what I can remember at least. Again, very sorry for your loss

  11. Nizhoni "Iceson" Walter

    Blessings and prayers for your family Jodi so tragic and sudden. Peace be with you and your family. So terribly heartbreaking.

  12. Nancy Antoine

    Stunned and saddened for your loss! My heart breaks for you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we will be there to support Rourke when school resumes.

    Nancy Antoine
    Bridgewater Elementary Principal

  13. Gina Handon

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers!

  14. Maddi I’m so so sorry for your loss. Just know she will be by yourside no matter what and is very proud of the woman you are becoming. You are a strong, beautiful, amazing, caring person and please please if you need anything I’m a phone call away. Try to keep your head up and be strong like your mom would want you to be again I’m truly truly sorry.

  15. Evena, Mikayla and Evan Wash

    So very sorry for your loss.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. Dennis Haack

    Shawn sorry for your loss. What a shock. Anything I can do to help let me know

  18. Chris and Michelle Spainhower

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  19. Dianne Sovis

    My dearest Shawn and family, my heart aches for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Here for you.

  20. Crissy Skogsberg

    Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family from all of us at the Care Center.

  21. Heather Cybyske Suess

    Chris, Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss 🙁 Sending hugs and prayers your way

  22. Maggie Liske

    Shawn & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your many joyful memories bring you comfort and joy in this time of sadness and in the weeks and months ahead. Maggie & Jeff Liske & family

  23. Sue Johnson- Care Center

    I am so sorry to hear this Randi~ my heart is breaking for you and your family.

  24. Jackie and Bob

    Doona and Chris, our hearts break for you. Sending you our love and support.

  25. Keith Lewallen

    Shawn, such a tragic loss and praying for healing for you, your children and your entire family.

    Keith Lewallen

  26. Shawn,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. May all of your great memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  27. Paul and Kathy Murphy

    Shawn, we are so sorry beyond words. Our prayers are with you.

  28. Molly Peterson

    I got to know Randi at NHS when I worked there. I became more familiar with Jodi and the family when I worked at the nursery at NUMC. Randi – the last time I spoke with your Mom, she was so very proud that you had found your “calling” with your college degree and future. She and I both raised our arms in victory that you were well on your way to a strong future, one where you can embrace your true talents. Know I am here for you and know I am praying for extra strength for you now and in the future.

  29. Auntie Leah

    Until we meet again Jodi Lynn….You will be in our hearts forever and always.

  30. Tim and Roseanne Galegher

    Chris, Donna, Shawn, Randi, Madi and of course Rourke – words cannot express our feelings of loss. I can only liken it to a very, very bright star in our sky has all of a sudden gone dark. Our Jodi will be missed. Love to all of you.

  31. Megan & Dayna Delaney

    Shawn and family, we are so deeply sorry for this terrible loss. We are sending love, prayers, and peace.

  32. I am so sorry for everybody involved in this. Just please please remember that she is there with you in sprit and no matter if you see her or not she is always there.

  33. Brent and Michelle Arp

    We are so sorry for your loss and have been thinking of you and praying for God’s peace to be with all of the family.

  34. Adam Nidey

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to you and those around you tonight and in the days ahead.

  35. Rick Schluenz

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and best wishes are headed out to all.

  36. Darin,Nancy,Ryan,Ella, & Maria Hegland

    We are so saddened by this great loss. During our daycare days, we saw Jodi (and Rourke) each day at Leslie’s and enjoyed our conversations. In more recent years, it was each Wednesday night and Sunday morning at church. She was always willing to help me with watching kids while we were at church, as Maria would want to eat with Rourke. We are keeping your family close in thought and prayer.

  37. Shelly Reeves

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our heart felt sympathy’s to you and your family.

  38. Bruce-Wendy Wendland

    So sorry to hear this. God bless and comfort you.

  39. Virginia Windschitl

    Chris and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers.

  40. Ruth Anne Rasmusson

    Chris and Donna and all, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I’m so sorry.

  41. Susan Orr Koehn'

    Dear Donna, Chris, and Sean, I am so sad to hear about Jodi. She was everything to her kids. Please let me know if there’s any way I can help. I really have missed you all. Randi and Maddi, I love you lots, Spark

  42. Kathy Davidson

    I knew Jodi from her work at Laura Baker Services. She was caring, professional, and competent, and we felt fortunate to have her. My sincere sympathy. May you find comfort and peace.

  43. Cliff Moll

    Chris, Donna, Sean and family,
    We pray that you are comforted during this hardest of times by your faith, family and friends.
    God Bless you all,
    Cliff, Gail and Gabriel Moll