Thomas Woods
November 20, 1928 - December 14, 2017

Thomas “Tom”  J. Woods, 89, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 on Sunday with a scripture service at 6:00 pm at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday December 18, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Ray Atwood officiating.  Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established to go to the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Tom was born November 20, 1928 in rural Ryan, Iowa, the son of John and Sadie (Burke) Woods. He graduated from the Randalia High School in 1946. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Doran on May 21, 1955 in Fayette, Iowa.  Tom co-owned and operated Woods Brothers Wholesale Co. with his brothers. He also farmed, raised cattle and grain. Tom enjoyed farming and his John Deere equipment.  He also cherished countless summers on the Mississippi River and winters in Naples, Florida. He was a people person and lived life to the fullest, but his greatest enjoyment was his family and friends.  He will be dearly missed.

Tom is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Oelwein; his daughters, Janna (Jack) Woods Hamilton of Houston, TX, Jody Woods Thompson of Delray Beach, FL, and Jill Woods Kelly of Oelwein; grandchildren, Courtney Woods, Rachel Woods, Alison Kelly, Elizabeth Thompson, Thomas Kelly and Olivia Thompson; 3-great grandchildren, Brady, Drakesyn and Christian; a brother Jim Woods of Cedar Rapids; a brother-in law, Sheldon Fox; a sister-in-law Judy Woods and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Tommy Woods; sister, Margaret and her husband Tom Henry, brother Don and his wife Lola Woods, sister, Betty Fox, brothers, Paul and his wife Carolee Woods and Leo Woods.   

 

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Mike and Sheri O'Donnell -- Lisbon, Iowa on December 21, 2017 at 8:48 AM said:

So very sorry for your loss. We continue to keep you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. Take care, and May God Bless.
Robin (Smith) Bill Rosenstiel on December 20, 2017 at 11:44 AM said:

To Mrs. Woods,Jana,Jodi,JIll and Families,just wanted to tell you all that we are sorry to read about Mr. Woods"s passing.
Lyn & Jack Smith on December 19, 2017 at 12:05 PM said:

We were so sad to hear of Tom passing. You are in our thoughts Carolyn and family. Tom was always good to be around, we enjoyed visiting at the Mississippi and a cup of coffee. He will be missed by many
Mary Burrack on December 19, 2017 at 10:31 AM said:

Tom was a great guy ! Loved visting with him. Saw him many times at Caseys in Maynard on his way to the farm.
He was also a friend to my father Floyd Manson from Maynard.
Family & friends all have my sympathy.
I know you spent many winters in Florida which is where I winter now to.
Gods richest blessings to you all
Kathy Connolly Sparks on December 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM said:

Carolyn and family, My heart is heavy for your loss of Tom. He was such a delight to be with and a wonderful cousin. I love you both. You have made some wonderful memories through out the years, and hopefully they will bring you comfort.
This has been a tough ear for you and hopefully 2018 will bring happier moments. Do know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Wish I could be with you to give you a hug and some comfort. With all my love. Kathy Connolly Sparks
Kathy Nau Mahaffey on December 18, 2017 at 7:54 AM said:

It is with heartfelt sympathy I write this. Uncle Tommy was very dear to me and my mom (Sharon henry Nau). He was a jokester and I just loved to be near him on our rare visits to Iowa.

I am sorry we were not able to attend the funeral will definitely "see" him on our next visit to the Midwest.

With much love,
Kathy and Scott
Lisa & Tom Wilson on December 17, 2017 at 3:57 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear of Toms passing! May God be with each of you during this difficult time! And always know family and friend's are always just a phone call away.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on December 17, 2017 at 5:03 AM said:

Our sincere condolences. Tom was great guy & had great family. May he rest in peace.
Bob Eldridge on December 16, 2017 at 6:57 PM said:

Condolences to the family. Tom was always a gentleman, blessed to know him as a friend.
Colleen Roling Brownworth on December 16, 2017 at 6:08 PM said:

Carolyn, Jana, Jody & Jill. My deepest sympathy's to you on the loss of your husband and dad. It was great being neighbors over the years and getting to know your entire family. I know Tom will be dearly missed.

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