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Florence (Flo) A. Jodis

March 3, 2024
Jackson, MI




Florence A. Jodis (Flo), age 84, of Jackson, MI., went home to be with our Lord on March 3, 2024.

Florence's family and friends will gather 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday March 13, 2024, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Tim MacDonald serving as celebrant. A private burial of ashes will take place at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

Florence was a resident of Jackson, having schooled at St. Stanislaus, graduated from St. Mary's High School and MSU with a degree in food science. She married David Moore (deceased) and later to David V. Jodis who survives; she is also survived by her daughter; Susanne Moore-Yocum (Darren) and her children, Tristan, Tobie-Paige, and Trinity; By her son Brian Moore (Antionette) and his children, Lauren, Madeline, and Marcus; brothers, a sister, and many nieces and nephews, and two great-grandchildren.

She worked for the post office, delivering on a rural route in Barry and Kalamazoo County, and was a part time instructor, often traveling to Grand Rapids for teaching sessions. Later Florence worked behind the counter in Richland, Michigan, where she was known to leave her station and go around to someone who looked like they were having a bad day, and she would give them a big hug and a cheery smile.

Florence was a very special person in so many ways – a perfect wife, a perfect mother! A huge lover of children; a lover of life and so much fun to be with; a humble caregiver to anyone in need; an extremely adventurous person; and the list could go on to what she meant to so many she cared for.

It was not surprising to sit for dinner in a restaurant and see two little ones, 5 and 6 years old, walk over and give her a hug and a picture they drew of her – complete strangers, but she made eye contact with them and sent funny faces to make them laugh. In church she would do likewise to make the little ones laugh at her funny faces. She loved all children with all her heart.

Florence as a very active person. She loved a party, or any get together, family was very important to her, and she also was proud of her Polish heritage. As a young girl she danced with the Polish Falcons dance group and cherished those times; She was an avid downhill skier, loved canoeing trips, dancing (she had the moves and loved 'Old Time Rock and Roll'. And could she dance a polka; she owned her horse and loved a horseback ride in the countryside; she raised silver fox with her family and how she loved the pontoon rides on Big Wolf Lake, and she wanted to badly do a skydive after watching them at the Napoleon airport.

Flo loved to travel – she had been to all the 50 states plus Hawaii, and you name a location she would say "I been there", and she could name a highlight of that location. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Please leave a message of comfort for Florence's family or sign her guestbook at