Duane Woods

Duane W. "Woody" Woods

September 10th, 1947 - February 16th, 2020
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Duane “Woody” Woods, age 72, of Watertown, SD, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2020 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Reverend Paul Janke officiating and Julie Sulzle as the organist.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.

Military Honors will be conducted by SD Navy Funeral Honors Team with Vietnam Veterans of America of NE SD Chapter 1054.

Pallbearers will be Tom and Bill Woods, Tom, Eric and Aaron Borns and John Wookey.

Duane Willard Woods was born on September 10, 1947 to George and Muriel (Barber) Woods in DeSmet, South Dakota. He grew up at Lake Preston, Henry and Garden City, South Dakota, graduating from Garden City. He enlisted in the United States Navy on January 5, 1967 and was honorably discharged on October 28, 1970. He re-enlisted into the Naval Reserves from 1973 to 1980.

Woody was a proud member of the Vietnam Veterans of America of Northeast South Dakota Chapter 1054

Woody was united in marriage to Linda Borns on January 29, 1971 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henry. The couple raised their three children, Troy, Jason and Tracie in Watertown, South Dakota. Woody was a truck driver employed at Harms Oil Company for 32 years. Then he worked at Stromseth Construction and Clausen Construction.

He always enjoyed his coffee with his coffee friends and Woody loved to talk. He also loved spending time with his grandkids who were his pride and Woody would go out of his way to help them with anything.

Woody is survived by his wife, Linda Woods of Watertown, SD; his children, Troy (Kristie) Woods of Brookings, SD, Jason (Kay) Woods of Watertown, SD and Tracie (Garry) Rabine of Watertown, SD; his three grandchildren, Madison Rabine, Brandon Schuldt and Abby Schuldt; his brother, Dean (Glenda) Woods of Florence, SD; his sister, Helen Woods of Watertown, SD; and brothers-in-law, Virg (Sue) Borns, Steve Borns, David (Cindy) Borns, Jerry Borns and Doug (Char) Borns; and his many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Muriel Woods; his brother, LeRoy Woods; his parents-in-law, Virgil Sr. and Donna Borns; and his sister-in-law, Mickie Woods.

Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel is serving the family,
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  • Visitation

    Thursday February 20th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday February 20th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Friday February 21st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Friday February 21st, 2020 1:30pm
    St. Martin's Lutheran Church
    1200 Second St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Pastor Paul Janke
  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Reception

    St. Martin's Lutheran Church
    1200 Second St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Hiene Junge

Posted at 07:03pm
Sorry to hear of Woody's passing, he was a kind and thoughtful person. We had many great trips together to different race tracks and he helped out a lot. Our condolences. Hiene & LaVonne

Hiene & laVonne Junge

Posted at 05:48pm
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Melanie and Rich Schmidt

Posted at 11:36am
We are so sorry to hear of Woody's passing. We were neighbors for many years on Broadway and Maple - he was a great neighbor. We are praying for comfort during this sad time. We will be out of town for his funeral and are sorry to be missing this. Please know that you are all in our every thought and prayer. God bless your family! Melanie and Rich Schmidt - old neighbors.

Julie DeVille

Posted at 11:27am
So sorry to hear of Woody’s passing. Our family has fond memories of him and how much fun mom and Scotty had with you guys.

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