Henry Woodwick, Jr., 93
Rake, IA – A funeral service for Henry was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake, Iowa. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was held in West Cemetery in Rake. The funeral and graveside were live-streamed on Oakcrest Funeral Services’ Facebook page.
Henry Woodwick Jr. was born on Sept. 8, 1927, in Rake, Iowa, to Josephine (Chilson) and Henry Woodwick, Sr. Henry attended country school near the family farm west of Rake until the eighth grade with his four brothers, LaWayne, James, Leonard and Willis.
On Feb. 12, 1950, Henry married Bonna Legried of Rake. The couple had four children: Douglas, Diane, Donald and Daniel.
During his working years, Henry was farm laborer and an auto and truck mechanic. He began at Ross Moore farm; he operated two filling stations, Woody’s D-X on south Main Street and Hank’s 66 on north Main Street in Rake; worked at B.R. Auto Salvage in Beauford; at Twito Chevrolet of Lake Mills, Iowa; and at the Winnebago County mechanics shop in Thompson, Iowa. He served for many years on the Rake town council and served as deacon and financial secretary with Bonna at Zion Lutheran Church.
In his non-working hours, Henry loved to fix cars on the driveway and in the garage of the family home in Rake. It was common for many to drop by for a conversation, either to discuss Henry’s latest repair or to discuss a possible repair of their own.
Henry died on Wednesday, May 26, at the memory care unit at Ingleside Assisted Living in Fairmont. Throughout his life, Henry was friendly, happy and a joy to be around.
Henry is survived by three sons: Douglas (Joanne) Woodwick, of Blue Earth; Donald (Brenda) Woodwick, of Thompson, Iowa; and Daniel (Kim) Woodwick, of River Falls, Wisconsin; six grandchildren: Teri Lyn (Travis) Petersen, of Welcome; Timothy Woodwick, of Rake, Iowa; Travis (Kristin) Woodwick, of Blue Earth; Kelli (Andy) Lavrenz, of Buffalo Center, Iowa; Elise (Rob) Capuano, of Celebration, Florida; and Maya Woodwick, of Moorhead; seven great-grandchildren: Chase, Dylan, Mackenzie and Brooklyn Petersen, of Welcome; and Aubrey, Leila and Hazel Woodwick, of Blue Earth.
Henry is proceeded in death by his wife; his parents and step-father, Ortwin Tietz; daughter, Diane Knutson; and son-in-law, Gene Knutson; granddaughter, Tami Woodwick.
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