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WILMER E. "SAM" WOODALL (1922 - 1999)

WOODALL, CARLEY, BLIETZ, ANDERSON

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2020 at 12:25:44

Wilmer E. "Sam" Woodall, 77, Marcus, died Saturday, Dec 25, 1999, at Heartland Care Center, Marcus. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Earnest and Roethler Funeral Chapel at Marcus. Rev. Roger Henry officiated and burial was in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion F.I. Goodburn Post 517 of Marcus. Visitation was held on Monday in the funeral home.

Mr. Woodall was born March 20, 1922, south of Marcus. He was the son of Evan and Hattie Blietz Woodall. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1940. He married Lorraine Carley on Aug. 2, 1941, at St. Joseph. Mo. They have lived at Marcus as well as enjoying a summer residence at West Lake Okoboji from 1947 until 1998, and had also wintered for some 12 years at Destin, Fla. Mr. Woodall served in Patton's Third Army (65th) during World War II in the Rhineland, Austria and Czechoslovakia. He opened an Army-Navy surplus store at Marcus in 1946, owned a Kaiser-Frazer automobile dealership and sold Oliver tractors until the 1950s.

He was a long time Marcus businessman and was a building contractor and built several homes in Marcus. He entered the scrap iron business and earned his nickname "Sam" and parlayed this into a business of supplying major museums and collectors with antique automobile parts. He was instrumental in organizing the early Spencer Fair antique shows and was a recognized antique judge. He currently was managing the family farm. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watchmaking and hand-crafting fishing lures.

He and his wife were members of the Midwest Antique Dealers Guild and they traveled the antique circuit for 30 years with their glass displays. He was a 50 year member of the Grace United Methodist Church and a 54 year member of F.I. Goodburn American Legion Post.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, Marcus; two daughters, Jeannine and her husband, Vern Anderson, Kingsley; and Jacque Jo Woodall, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; a son, William C. "Bill" and his wife Janette, Marcus; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.

Source: Former Cherokee County Historical Society Scrapbook. Obituary dated 12-30-1999.


 

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