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John 'Woody' Nelson Woodruff, Jr.

September 12, 1936 ~ January 22, 2021 (age 84)


John N. "Woody" Woodruff, Jr., 84, of Castalia, passed away unexpectedly early Friday evening, January 22, 2021, at his home.

   Born on September 12, 1936, in Vickery, OH the son of John Nelson and Mildred (Wobser) Woodruff, Sr..  John had served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He had worked for the J. H. Routh Packing Company for 35 years, retiring in 2001.  Over the years, John enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with the family.  He also was a NASCAR fan and had bowled in leagues, throughout the years, more recently the Friday Night Fun Time Couples League.
   He was a life member of the AMVETS Post # 17.
   John is survived by his wife of 53 years. Mary E. (Wyatt) Woodruff; his family, Tim (Colleen) Rife of Bellevue, Ken (Sherri) Rife of Olena, Martin (Barbara) Rife of Sandusky and Mary (Dallas) Adkins of Knoxville, MD; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathy Woodruff of Clyde; and nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Penny Canfield, a brother, Paul Woodruff; and three sisters, Gloria Anderson, Mary Bolden and Janet Gore.
   Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 4-6 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021, at 11 am at the funeral home.  Rev. Clayton Young officiating.  Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery, Castalia, OH.
   Due to the COVID-19 health concerns, the wearing of face masks (they will be offered) and social distancing will be mandatory.  If you are uneasy about attending, please feel free to leave a message to the family on our website.
   The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to one's favorite charity.
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January 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Funeral Service
January 28, 2021

11:00 AM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

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