Funeral services for Kenneth Woodard, 82, a long time Storm Lake resident, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Rev. David Arulnathan of the Alta United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial with full military honors was at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Fratzke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Woodard passed away Friday, March 2, 2001, at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee following a brief illness.
Kenneth G. was born June 6, 1918, in Decatur the son of George H. and Pearl Mae (Kier) Woodard. He attended school in Decatur.
On March 29, 1937, he was united in marriage to Violet Maxine Hussey in Cherokee.
Mr. Woodard served as a paratrooper in Europe during World War II with the United States Army Company C 502nd Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Following his return from the service he worked in construction and trucking in the Cherokee area. In 1958 he moved to Storm Lake and established Woodard Trucking.
He enjoyed being outdoors and raised horses and small animals on his Storm Lake acreage.
Mr. Woodard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on Feb. 19, 2001; two brothers: Paul and Leo Woodard and two sisters: Pauline and Georgie May.
He is survived by one son Larry and his wife Barbara Woodard of Lodi, Calif.; two daughters: Margaret and Paul Ripley of Alta and Debra Woodard of Storm Lake; one brother Ivan and his wife June Woodard of Hastings, Neb.; three sisters: Helen Archer of Hastings, Neb., Thelma and George Burch of Cherokee and Mildred and Lee Sipp of Colorado; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law: Dorathy PeCoy; two brothers-in-law: Donald and Virginia Hussey and Richard and Carol Hussey, all of Storm Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.