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Earl (Woody) Woods

June 8, 1937 March 25, 2018
Earl (Woody) Woods
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Obituary for Earl (Woody) Woods

Earl (Woody) Woods age 80 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday evening March 25, 2018 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born June 8, 1937 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Gerald and Genivieve (Poe) Woods.
Woody was a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1955.
On July 1, 1977 he married Elaine (Weldon) Wallman at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis.
Most of Earl’s working life was involved in the lumber industry. He retired May 31, 1991 from Northern Cashway Lumber Company in Howe, Indiana following 26 years of dedicated employment.
Earl was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, spending time in the Upper Peninsula especially the town of Sidnaw, working and tinkering around his house and classic automobiles, especially his restored 1955 Mercury.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 40 years: Elaine; his children: Cindy Augestine of California, Cathy Paukune of Colon, Randy Woods of Sturgis, Jeff Woods of Texas, Terri (Doug) Oxender and Robin (John) Adamski of Burr Oak; sister-in-law: Deb Woods of Sturgis; his aunt: Effie Woods of Sturgis and several grandchildren, great grandchildren; special friends: Jerry Hershey, Doug Martin and Darrell David and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Donald Woods, Robert Woods and Gail Woods.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 24th at Sturgis Memorial Gardens in Sturgis. The Rev. Jeanne Garza of the First United Methodist Church of Sturgis will officiate. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post # 1335 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Woods’s memory consider the charity of one’s choice.
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1:00 PM 4/24/2018 1:00:00 PM
Sturgis Memorial Gardens

27751 Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Sturgis Memorial Gardens
27751 Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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Sturgis Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

27751 Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

27751 Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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