Dena Lynn Rodell
Dena Lynn Rodell, 50, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at her home in St. Peter, MN.
A Celebration of Dena's Life will be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at Rounders Sports Bar & Grill in Mankato.
Dena was born July 29, 1969 to Donald A. and Darlene R. (Volk) Rodell. She graduated from Mankato West High School. She lived in several places over the years but loved living in Dillon, Colorado. She recently moved back to Minnesota to be with family. She enjoyed dogs, hiking, photography, flowers and spending time with friends and family.
Dena is survived by her mother, Darlene Rodell of Shoreview, MN; three sisters, Danette Rodell-Miller (Jay) of Mankato, Dawn Rodell-Riley (Brian) of Chanhassen, MN, and Darla Rodell (Tom Dahlager) of Savage, MN; two nieces, Dannah and Tyana, two nephews, Kaden and Liam; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Dena was preceded in death by her father Donald Rodell, brother Doug Rodell and grandparents.
Published on November 13, 2019


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Connie Gilberto
Nov 23, 2019
Dena & I always talked about moving to an island somewhere, buying a tiki hut, she would bartend, I would, but mostly we would play and enjoy life. Dena did just that, enjoyed life and all the beauty around us. What's ironic, is Dena created that beauty, SHE was (always will be) that beauty wherever she went. I always hate saying goodbye, so I won't. I'll find you on our island when it's time. Until we meet again-I will miss you my beautiful soul sister!!
Jolene Dillemuth
Nov 15, 2019
One of the most memorable memories I have of our little Dena Beana was when her parents and I decided to re-do her bedroom in one day while she was at school. Painted a light purple, made a new curtain for her make up table. Window treatment, bedding. So fresh and new...The best was when she arrived home the excited screams of happiness,laughter, hugs and that beautiful precious smile. RIP our little one you will be missed by so many.
Scott Finch
Nov 14, 2019
Dena was always such a sweet girl full of fun smiles and a happy attitude. Too young to be gone.
Ron Kjelden
Nov 14, 2019
Blue Caribbean was purchased for the family of Dena Lynn Rodell by Ron Kjelden.  Send flowers
Nov 14, 2019
Dena always greeted each and every person she knew with a huge hug and a beautiful smile. I am thankful to have been one of the many people she knew and that loved her.
Shay Howell
Nov 14, 2019
Basket Full of Wishes was purchased for the family of Dena Lynn Rodell by Shay Howell.  Send flowers
Eric Lilley
Nov 14, 2019
RIP Dena, gentle soul.
Jackie Christensen
Nov 14, 2019
Dena was a wonderful friend, always there for someone with a warm smile and an open heart. I feel blessed to have known her. May her spirit soar in peace and love.
Nov 14, 2019
A memorial tree was planted in memory of Dena Lynn Rodell.  Plant a tree
Jodee Tomassoni
Nov 14, 2019
Basket Full of Wishes was purchased for the family of Dena Lynn Rodell by Jodee Tomassoni.  Send flowers
Charles Weeks
Nov 14, 2019
We became friends in Keystone Colorado. Thank you Dena! You touch us all. Love u