Donald E. Woodward 89 of St. Joseph passed away at 10:00 A.M. Monday November 7, 2022 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday November 11, 2022 at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph. Pastor Jim Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Don was born March 1, 1933 in Champaign. The son of Thomas T. and Dilila (Buckner) Woodward. He married Shirley Huffman on May 12, 1956 in St. Joseph. She survives.
Also survived by his children; David E. Woodward of Chesterfield, MO, Steven R. (Gail) Woodward of Woodland Park, CO, Michael D. (Lori) Woodward of Tolono, Cheryl Ann (Derek) Booton of Mebane, NC. Six grandchildren; Sarah Paige Orwick, Josh Woodward, Justin Woodward, Nathan Woodward, Madeline Easton, Andrew Booton. One step-grandson Justin Arbogast. Three great-grandchildren. Three step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Arlene (Al) Dierkes.
Donald was a member of the St. Joseph United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He retired from the University of Illinois as a Housing Forman.
Donald enjoyed traveling the country with his wife in their RV. He enjoyed his hobby of model trains and was a member of local train hobbyist group.