Daniel Woods

February 26, 1952-March 22, 2020

Daniel Woods, age 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his home in Fairfax.

A public funeral visitation and service will be held at a later date. Pastor Erik Karlson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Severence Clear Lake Lutheran Cemetery in rural Gibbon.

Daniel Harold Woods was born February 26, 1952 in New Ulm to Harold and Eunice (Peterson) Woods. He was baptized and confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon.

After graduating high school, Daniel was united in marriage to Marlene Smit on July 17, 1971 in Mountain Lake. Daniel then enlisted in the Army and served his country from 1972 to 1975, where he was stationed in Alaska. Living there with Marlene and his children was the proudest moment of his life. He loved hunting, fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding and photography.

After they moved back to Minnesota, Dan worked at Isaksons, Northern Insulation, trucking, and at Jackpot Junction until he retired. In retirement, his greatest joy was getting to spend time with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by those that knew him.

Dan is survived by his spouse, Marlene Woods of Fairfax; daughter, Jamie Rustad; son, Chad Woods; grandchildren, Noah, Elias, Caleb, and Ashalyn; sister, Barbara Yescavage; brother, Greg (Beverly) Woods; and many extended nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements by Minnesota Valley Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.


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