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Marilyn Woods

Marilyn Woods, age 93, of Winthrop passed away Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Bayside Manor in Gaylord. Memorial Service was held on Monday, October 30, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Clergy Officiating: Pastor Merline Duering.
Pianist: Ian Cole.
Congregational Hymns: “In The Garden”, “How Great Thou Art”
Urn Bearers: Grandsons, Jeff Woods, Jason Woods, Zach Woods
Marilyn Nellie Woods was born on September 2, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Gunder and Margaret (Potter) Jensen. Marilyn was baptized in the Lutheran faith in Minneapolis. She received her education at South High School in Minneapolis.
On September 10, 1948, Marilyn was united in marriage to Charles Woods. After their marriage, the couple resided on the Woods family farm in rural Winthrop. Marilyn and Charles were blessed with four children. Marilyn was a loving mother and homemaker. She was also employed at Green Giant, was a cook at the Winthrop nursing home, and worked at Hands, Inc. for 22 years, retiring in 1998. Marilyn and Charles shared 60 years of marriage when Charles passed away on February 10, 2009.
Marilyn was a member of Faith United Church in Winthrop.
Marilyn enjoyed crafts, sewing, needle work, mowing lawn, baking, entertaining, playing cards, Rummikub, and Bingo. She also belonged to a neighborhood card club. Marilyn cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Marilyn became a resident of The Lodge in Winthrop and later Bayside Manor in Gaylord and passed away there on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the age of 93 years. Blessed be her memory.
Marilyn is survived by her: Children, John (Marlys) Woods of Winthrop, MN, Tom (Mary) Woods of Oconomowoc, WI, and Linda Woods of Lafayette, MN, Daughter-in-law, Debra Woods of New Ulm, MN; Grandchildren, Jeff (Michelle) Woods, Jason (Robin) Woods, Kimberly (Randy) Schott, Karen (Brian) Harrigan, Zachary Woods; Great-grandchildren, Samantha (Ian) Cole, Courtney Woods, Renée Woods, Trevor Eichacker, Brittney (Justin) Dykstra, Taylor Eichacker, Cameron and Audrey Harrigan; Great-great-grandson, Ryatt Dykstra; Step granddaughter, Nicole (Luey) Grathwohl; Step great-grandchildren, Jarret (LeAnn) Hansen, Eleanor, Jameson and Nolan Grathwohl; Step great-great-granddaughter, Hindley Hansen; Sister-in-law, Glori Jensen of Burnsville, MN; Brother-in-law, Michael (Pam) Woods of Hutchinson, MN; Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her Parents, Gunder and Margaret Jensen; Husband, Charles Woods; Son, Tim and Denise Woods; Grandchildren, Nathan and Sara Woods; Siblings, Genevieve and Lester Dickey, Norma and Kenneth Larson, Deloris Jensen, Robert Jensen, Bernard Jensen; Nephew, Donald and Kathy Dickey; In-laws, Donald Woods, Betty Woods, Lois and Ronald Melquist.
Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at

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