In memory of

Jordean "Jody" Aschinger

February 15, 1937 - January 25, 2021
From: Wall Lake, IA
Jordean "Jody" Aschinger

Jordean "Jody" Aschinger

Born: February 15, 1937
Died: January 25, 2021
Age: 83
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   Jordean (Jody) Jean (Friedrichsen) Aschinger was born to Marcella and Ommo Friedrichsen on February 15, 1937, on her parents’ farm near Schleswig, Iowa. Just short of her 84th birthday, Jody passed away on January 25, 2021, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake, Iowa from cirrhosis of the liver due to a medication she took for arthritis.

   Jody was baptized on April 18, 1937, and confirmed March 25, 1951, at Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church in Schleswig. She attended country school and graduated from the 8th grade on May 23, 1950. In her teen years, she worked at the local drug store in Schleswig with one of her best friends. On March 16, 1958, Jody married the love of her life, Veryl Dean Aschinger at Friedens. They moved to a farm 1/2 mile north of Wall Lake, where they began their life as cattle and grain farmers. They raised four children on the farm, Debra, Bradley, Craig, and Patricia.

   Jody was known to love babies and looked forward to holding her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and would have homemade cookies in the freezer for them. She was a natural with children, helping her own mother raise her twin brothers. She was also known for her one-liners, like “This old gray mare isn’t what she used to be,” which was often heard toward the end of her life and “Let’s go shopping!” She was also known to always have a kleenex handy! Other things Jody loved were radish sandwiches, which she was served at TA upon request. In her younger years, she loved to garden and eat the fruits of her labor, especially tomatoes, onions, and radishes. For entertainment, Jody and Veryl loved to go to the local dance halls and to attend their children and grandchildren’s sporting events.

   Midlife, Jody was active in the Presbyterian Church as an elder and a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Group. She and Veryl were active in the community of Wall Lake serving as chairmen of the Farm Festival for 10 years. Jody also volunteered at Twilight Acres serving afternoon coffee time and working at the local bloodmobiles.

   Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years, Veryl; children: Deb (Bill) Brotherton, Brad Aschinger, Craig (Lynnette) Aschinger, and Trish (Mark) Freier; grandchildren: Jess (Todd) Miller, Craig (Rachel) Brotherton, Abby (Weston) Wicks, Ali (Tanner) Bengford, Phil (Megan) Brotherton, Amber Aschinger, Brandon (Mckayla) Aschinger, Mandy (Nick) Buse, Trevor, Derek, and Jennifer Aschinger, Mike, Jeff, and Shawn Freier; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers: Eugene (Marla) Friedrichsen, Virgene (Wanita) Friedrichsen; sisters-in-law: Zola (Norman) Friedrichsen, Bonnie (Manuel) Aschinger, and Bernita (Donald Aschinger) Carstensen.

   Jody is preceded in death by parents, Marcella (Walter Korner) and Ommo Friedrichsen, daughter-in-law Mary Aschinger, brother Norman Friedrichsen, sister LaJune and her husband Roger Johannsen, brother and sister-in-laws Rueben & Leola Aschinger, Manuel Aschinger, Donald Aschinger, Lloyd & Delores Wright, Delores’ second husband LeRoy Rowedder, Marlin & Bettie Aschinger, Marlin’s second wife Lorraine, and Paul & JoAnn Trost. Nieces and nephews Ricky Friedrichsen, Susan, Len, Keith, and Jay Johannsen, Jason and Justin Friedrichsen, Mike and TJ Friedrichsen, and parents-in-law John and Kate Aschinger.

   Jody will be remembered by many family members and friends, as well as those who took care of her at Twilight Acres.

Tribute Video
Public Funeral Services
10:30 a.m., Friday
January 29, 2021
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Pastor Lue Baker
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday 
January 28, 2021
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:57 PM
“Thinking of the entire Aschinger family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jody was a wonderful lady! God rest her soul. ”
- Ray and Lori Koster
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:18 PM
“So sorry for your loss. ”
- Michelle Grote Wyrick
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:49 AM
“Deb - So sorry to hear about your mom. May your fond memories ease your pain. ”
- Nelda Bartels
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:09 PM
“Sorry for your lose, was always enjoyable to be around her.”
- Kenneth Schwanz
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:57 PM
- Don and Donna Tjaden
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:09 PM
“Have my sympathy to the family,we had a lot of good memories at Lakewood dances of her and veryln”
- Alice pudenz
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“Deb & Trish Thinking of you as I read about your mother's passing. Know it's hard to say goodbye to our mother but she must have been blessed with loving family while here and is at peace now. Don & Mary Ellen Hatch”
- Mary Ellen Hatch
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:38 AM
“May she rest in peace. Our sympathy. .”
- Dan and Cindy Bieret
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:38 AM
“There will always be fond memories of Jody's "one liners" while dining with her, Veryl, and my parents many evenings at Doc's. It was almost "on the clock" at which time to arrive there and enjoy a meal with them. Jody will truly be missed by all who knew her, but we rejoice that she is with our Heavenly Father, resting in his loving arms with all believers. May God's grace and mercy surround you all during this time of mourning. ”
- Ken and Sue Barney
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:38 AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:38 AM
“Aunt Jody will be greatly missed. I always looked forward to her famous ham balls at the Friedrichsen family picnic every year! Prayers are with you all.”
- Michelle Friedrichsen
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:36 PM
“It is good to know your mother is now without pain and is no longer suffering. She has left you all with good memories. I will always remember both your parents at every ballgame we played in. Our prayers are with all the families. Gregg and Julie”
- Gregg and Julie Schrader
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:36 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the Aschinger family. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time ”
- Joan Pagel & Family
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:27 PM
“So sorry for your loss, will miss her smile. Deepest sympathy and condolences. Blessings, Rob and Marsha Bornhorst ”
- Rob and Marsha Bornhorst
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:27 PM
“Thinking of all the Aschinger family at this time. May it bring you some peace to know that the one you love knows only peace now. Jody was a good neighbor to us when we lived in Ia. Thinking of you with Sympathy, Mary Jo Hauser, David, Kathleen Hauser and boys, Chuck, Kathy Gunderson and family”
- Mary Jo Hauser
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