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John Woodring

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John Woodring, age 79 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg with Rev. Ronnie Koch presiding. Interment will be at a later date with Jayden Beaner serving as urn bearer. Friends may greet the family from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. John Anson Woodring was born November 5, 1939, in Waverly, IA, the son of William “Bill” and Mary (Corell) Woodring. He attended Plainfield schools and was a 1957 graduate from Plainfield High School. After high school, he attended Wartburg College in Waverly before entering the United States Army in 1962. While in the army he was stationed in California and then was deployed to Korea. When he returned from his active duty he came back to the Fredericksburg area and farmed. He then married Jean Drewelow, to this union two children were born. The couple later divorced. John later married Mary Anderson on May 25, 1999, in Phoenix, Arizona. After he retired from farming John started working for Leisure Time Golf Cars in New Hampton. He liked the long road trips he would make delivering golf cars and always enjoyed working for the Noehl Family. In his spare time, he watched the Iowa Hawkeyes intently. It didn’t matter what sport they Hawks were playing, John watched. He also rarely missed coffee club and Here’s 2 U in Fredericksburg. John also loved to fish. Traveling and spending time with his grandchildren also meant the world to him. The couple traveled to almost every state together and always had fun together throughout their travels. John is survived by his wife Mary, of Fredericksburg, IA; one daughter, Leanne Woodring of Kansas City, MO; one son Jason (Jenny) Woodring of Fredericksburg, IA; two step-sons James (Catherine) Beaner of Fredericksburg, IA, Jason (Tahnee) Beaner of Fredericksburg, IA; three grandchildren, Lauren Woodring, Alivia Woodring, Jaxon Woodring; four step-grandchildren Jaydon Beaner, Shaylnn Beaner, Chandra Shimek, Treavor Stahlhut; two brothers, Robert Woodring of Galesburg, IL, James (Shirly) Woodring of Santa Rosa, CA; one sister Andrea Williams of Panama City, FL; one brother-in-law Al Poe of Cedar Falls, IA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Barbara Poe; one brother-in-law, Billy Williams.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with your family. We always enjoyed Johns visits to Sisters Market! He will be missed dearly!

  2. Our prayers and sympathy go to out to the Woodring Family. From the Noehl family and all of John’s former co-workers at LeisureTime Golf Cars

  3. My deepest sympathy to all of the Woodring Family. Enjoyed all of John’s visits to the courthouse to give the latest fishing report and maybe a Terry story thrown in there. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  4. Will miss your trips to Arizona and the great conversations we had about the Hawks and grandkids. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to the Woodring family.

    Semper Fi,
    Dave Richtsmeier

  5. It has been many years since John and I crossed paths, but I always enjoyed him and know that his passing is a great loss to the family. May he rest in peace

  6. Thinking of you and praying you’ll find peace. May memories comfort you until time heals your heart. Duane & Ilene Petersen

  7. I’ve been away a long time, but I remember John as I really nice, good person. I think I used to babysit for his and Jean’s children. My condolences to all his family and friends. from Cecilia Eichenberger

  8. To John’s family, We’re so sorry to hear of John’s passing. John was so kind to my dad during his illness. He would take him to appointments and help him anyway he could. We were so grateful for his kindness. I always enjoyed talking to John. Such a funny, kind person to talk to! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Lynnette (Rethamel) Rauch

  9. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories that you share and those that you keep close to your hearts. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the GOD of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, “He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. He also promises us that there will be a resurrection of our loved ones that we have lost in death, and they will have the opportunity to live forever in perfect health in Paradise right here on earth. (John 5:28,29, Psalms 37:10,11). What wonderful promises! Can you imagine a time on earth when there will be no more sickness, pain or death? May all of God’s promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength. I personally found very comforting information on jw.org. when I experienced the loss of my parents and siblings.

  10. The box i selected was titled “Write a Memory”. But I don’t have a memory to write. Uncle John has always been a fixture in my life. More when I was growing up, but always there. I dont even have an earliest memory any more than i have an earliest memory of my parents. He was there to lend a hand, give advice, crack a joke or share a drink. I looked up to him and as he was my uncle and not my parent, I could overlook all his flaws. I liked him too from an early age because although he might rib me a little, he never spoke down to me. Just recently we were able to speak at some length on the phone several times and i wish we still could. The reason i dont have a memory to write is because i have a lifetime of them and I’m a richer man for having him as my uncle. I will miss my uncle John, but i still have my memories. Those I’ll keep for a while. M.Cody

  11. My condolences & thoughts go out to the Woodring family. John and I were classmates at Plainfield HS back in the day. Although we were never real close friends, we did do things together occasionally. I will remember him for being a “wild and crazy guy” in and out of high school, especially while driving cars.

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