Donald "Don" Woods, age 74, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Human Services Center in Yankton.
A memorial service will be 10:30 AM on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. A gathering of friends and family will be from 1:30 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home.
Donald "Don" Woods was born January 5, 1943, in Wagner, South Dakota, to Orville Thomas and Mary Edna (Dunsmore) Woods. He grew up on the farm near Wagner and attended country school. He helped on the farm and then began working construction in Yankton before taking a job at Morgan Manufacturing in Yankton. He moved to Washington and then to Oregon where he worked for area famers until moving back to Yankton. He continued to work for farmers in the Yankton area for several years and also worked at Taggart's Sanitation and later for Marquardt Transportation. He drove truck for Marquardt's and also worked as a mechanic.
Don was a very soft-spoken man who loved the farm life. He loved being outdoors in the country, working on the farm, gardening, hunting and working on machinery. He was always tinkering on something and always kept busy.
Survivors include his two children: Mandy (Dean) Wagner of Carter Lake, Iowa and Don Jackson of Ventura, California; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; five sisters: LaVelle Jiricek of Yankton, South Dakota; LaVonne Hastings of Juno Beach, Florida; Shirley Carda of Denver, Colorado; Karen (Leonard) Dvorak of Lake Andes, South Dakota and Sandy Taggart of Yankton; brother, Norman (Joan) Woods of Wagner, South Dakota; special friend, Bonnie Taggart of Yankton; many nieces and nephews; and all of his family at the Human Services Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters.
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To the Woods family,
Sorry for the loss of Don. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry Wagner and Family
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