Marty Woods
July 18, 1965 - March 2, 2019

Marty Frank Woods, 53, passed away on Saturday March 2, 2019, at his home in Hazleton.  Visitation will be from 2-4 PM with funeral services beginning at 4:00 PM on Sunday March 10, 2019 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Interment will be held privately at Fontana Cemetery in Hazleton.

Marty was born in Oelwein on July 18, 1965 to parents Frank and Janet (Burco) Woods.  He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1983.  Marty took care of his family’s farm in Hazleton for most of his life.  He had a true love for farming and taking care of everything that came with it.  If Marty wasn’t in the fields, you would find him driving around looking at other people’s machinery and finding people to make small talk with.  He had endless questions to ask and advice to give.  He was a very giving person and never hesitated to lend a helping hand.  Marty had a goofy, one of kind personality that will be truly missed by his close family and friends.

Left to celebrate Marty’s life is his long-time companion Carol Sawvel of Hazleton and her children: Jessi Crawford and Jen Tournier; grandchildren: Hayden, Hartley, Cade and Colt; his uncles: Gaylen Burco of Oelwein and Jerald (Sonia) Burco of Oelwein; his aunts: Lois Busby of Edmond, OK and Laurel Evans of Chillicothe, OH; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Chad Woods; his aunt Judy Prindle and uncle Cecil Woods. 

 

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Barbara Busby Gibson on March 11, 2019 at 5:53 AM said:

Godspeed cousin
Sheryl, cousin on March 10, 2019 at 6:58 PM said:

Marty you are missed by many who were present for your send off! Many spoke highly of you the caring person you were, your love of farming, lending a helping hand as needed & your love for cats! You are home with family who love you so much. We love you too, your cousins & 2 local uncles, Carol, her family all present, along w/many friends, classmates, neighbors. We will all see you again someday! I am glad we took the time to sit & visit about things shared in our younger years, you will be forever in our hearts! <3
LYLE OHL on March 10, 2019 at 2:12 PM said:

A GOOD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY WILL BE MISSED
Anonymous on March 9, 2019 at 3:02 PM said:

Marty you will be missed you helped me several times God bless your soul.
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Anonymous on March 9, 2019 at 3:02 PM said:

Marty you will be missed you helped me several times God bless your soul.
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Ron and Ginny Jensen on March 8, 2019 at 10:50 AM said:

Thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Don and Carol Kleis on March 7, 2019 at 1:02 PM said:

Sending heartfelt prayers.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on March 7, 2019 at 6:36 AM said:

Our sincere condolences. Marty could be quite a character, was always fun to talk to & will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Vicki Rohrick on March 7, 2019 at 5:53 AM said:

Thoughts and Prayers are with you!
Dawn Smith Bates on March 6, 2019 at 5:43 PM said:

My deepest sympathies for Marty's family and friends. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn Riechmann on March 6, 2019 at 5:01 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers to all.
Carolyn Riechmann on March 6, 2019 at 4:59 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers to all.
Pat Arthaud on March 6, 2019 at 4:37 PM said:

Sincere sympathy to those left to treasure their memories of Marty!

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