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Robert Douglas Woods 1915-2004


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/17/2014 at 00:50:49

Robert D. Woods
Gruver – Funeral services for Robert D. Woods, 88, of Gruver will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at First Presbyterian Church in Gruver with the Rev. Neal A. Armstrong officiating. Interment will be at Lincoln Township Cemetery, Dolliver. He passed away, July 17, 2004, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Robert Douglas Woods, the son of Robert Elsworth and Elsie (Brood) Woods, was born September 23, 1915, in Rudyard, Mich.

He received his education in the Gruver schools graduating from Gruver High School.

Robert lived and farmed his entire life in the Gruver area. On August 20, 1977, he was united in marriage to Gertrude (Rasmussen) Harvey in Gruver. Following their marriage the couple made their home in the Gruver area. Gertrude died July 17, 1996. Robert was a customer of the Gruver elevator for over 70 years. Along with farming, he enjoyed fishing and gardening in his leisure time. Bob was an avid Democrat.

Robert was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Gruver and also the Knights of Pythias.

Left to cherish Robert’s memory are his children, Ann (Harvey) Conover of Des Moines, Iowa; George Leroy Harvey of Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four nieces and nephews, Joan Woods Fisher of Sharpsburg, Md.; Carmen Woods Pfieffer of Springfield, Ill.; Elizabeth Woods Walsh of Iowa City; Ray Watts of Alexandria, Minn.; and one sister, Elna Woods Watts of Glenco, Minn.

Preceding him in death were his wife; parents; and two brothers, Elsworth P. Woods and Raymond Perry Woods. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 19, 2004)


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