Jodi Ann Hernandez, 58, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family July 8, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Jodi was born on Sptember 7, 1961 to Barbara and Oliver Eichstedt.If asked, Jodi would tell you that her absolute joy was being a mother, it was her favorite job in the world. Jodi was also deeply passionate about helping and caring for others which was evident in her 20 years of service as a hairdresser. This role led her to the discovery of an even bigger calling, working in the healthcare industry. Responding to that call, Jodi worked the last 20 years as a CNA and caregiver where her true passion of caring for others was realized. She cared for all her clients with love, dignity, and respect. This standard of care meant that she was beloved by her clients and their families. Jodi would argue that there was simply no other way to do it. Jodi’s many friends and relatives would also tell you that she took care of them in ways no one else ever could. She had a smile and laugh that could fill any empty space. We will remember her in everything, but especially when we hear smooth jazz, when we dance, when we see beautiful and vibrant colors, and when we eat turtle sundaes.
Jodi wanted to leave these words for us: “thank you everyone for loving me and always giving me such tremendous support! Please look after my beautiful girls! Love you all so very much, now I’m an ANGEL!!!”
She was the loving and devoted mother of Ashley & Brittany Hernandez of Oshkosh, WI. Dear sister of Mark Eichstedt, Oshkosh, Wi., Clark Eichstedt, Kewauskum, WI., Glenn (Jackie) Eichstedt, Edgerton, WI., Richard Eichstedt, Incline Village, NV., Kay (Terry) Eichstedt, Bishop, CA, Michelle (Tom) Buffin, Clayton, NC., Michael (Normadina) Eichstedt, Los Angeles, CA. Cherished Aunt to Erin, Adam, Angie, Carrie, Christopher, Angel, Luke, Drake, Clay, Petra, Calvin, and Everett. Beloved and true friend to Jules (Chris) Meid, Pamela(Jerry) Stoffel, and so many many more.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jodi’s name to the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center (Ascension), and/or causes that support front-line healthcare workers.
A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please Join us as we celebrate the life of Jodi Hernandez. We ask that you help us honor Jodi’s wishes by wearing color.
A celebration of Jodi’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the Community Church, N6717 Streblow Dr., Fond du Lac, WI, 54937.
Social distancing practices are in place at the church so those comfortable with attending can do so while following safety guidelines. Hand sanitizer will also be available, and masks are encouraged. If the day arrives and you are feeling unwell know that we can reminisce and celebrate together at another time, please stay home and rest.
The health and wellness of our friends and family are of the utmost importance to us and as such, we completely understand if you are unable to join us. For those who cannot attend but are interested in viewing a live-stream of the service, please reach out to Ashley Hernandez to be added to a private Facebook event where the live-stream can be viewed.