Jody G. Pals, 63, died June 17, 2022 at her home in Mason City due to complications of Alzheimer’s and non-alcoholic liver disease. Services will be held Thursday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Richland Lutheran Church in Thornton. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Major Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City and will resume one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be in Richland Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Caring Pregnancy Center in Mason City. Online condolences maybe left at www.major ericksonfuneralhome.com.
Jody, the daughter of Larry and Judith (Schonemann) Lightbody, was born Aug. 29, 1958 in Mason City. She attended the Meservey-Thornton school and later completed the dental assistant program at Iowa Central Community College. On Aug. 26, 1978 she married Bart Pals of Meservey at Richland Lutheran. They resided in Mason City where she worked as a dental assistant for over 20 years. She later worked with Bart in his construction business. Jody enjoyed being a 4-H leader, baking, traveling, the Iowa State Cyclones, and her beloved family. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother.
She was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Mason City.
She was preceded in death by grandparents George and Edna Mae Lightbody and William and Grace Schonemann.
Jody is survived by her husband; children Rev. Katie Pals of Belmond and Logan (Catharine) Pals of Grover Beach, CA; grandchildren Samuel and Ella; her parents of Thornton; brother Kirk (Kathy) Lightbody of Arlington, TX; sister-in-law Nancy (Phil) McLaughlin of Thornton; and brother-in-law Jeff (Mary) Pals of Mason City.