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Thomas Woods
September 5, 1958 - June 9, 2016


Thomas James Woods, 57, of Randalia, Iowa passed away at his home on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Visitation will be from 4-7 Pm onThursday, June 16, at the Geilenfeld Funeral home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday June 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Inurnment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. A Memorial fund has been established.


Tommy was born on September 5, 1958 in Oelwein, the son of Thomas and Carolyn Woods. He grew up in Oelwein and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1977. He was married to Terri Neunsinger in December of 1978. Together, they had two daughters, Courtney and Rachel. They were later divorced.


On June 1, 2002 he was united in marriage to Joyce Downs at West Union, Ia. Joyce passed away on September 15, 2015. Tommy was a farmer and took great pride in his craft. He also enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, traveling with family and friends, and spending time on the Mississippi River.

Tommy had a great passion to counsel and help anyone in need. Nobody was ever a stranger to Tommy. His greatest love in life was his family and friends, especially his daughters and his three grandsons. Tommy will be missed by all for his great generosity, love, loyalty and kindness. 


Tommy is survived by his two daughters, Courtney Woods of Oelwein and Rachel Woods of Marion, Iowa; three grandsons, Brady Fettkether, Drakesyn Woods and Christian Watermann; three sisters, Janna (Jack) Woods Hamilton Houston, TX, Jody  Woods Thompson of Delray Beach FL and Jill Woods Kelly of Oelwein; and his parents, Thomas and Carolyn Woods of Oelwein.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; a brother-in-law, Keith Thompson, his Grandparents and a number of other family and close friends.  


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Rebecca Swenka Ott on July 13, 2016 at 11:56 AM said:

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I was a classmate and always remember him because of his smile and fun and kind personality. I hope you will feel the loving embrace of a kind Heavenly Father as you mourn his loss.
Kathy Connolly Sparks on June 16, 2016 at 9:03 PM said:

My prayers and sympathy to all of the Woods family. I know that your hearts are heavy. May God heal your loss. With Love.. Your cousin, Kathy Connolly Sparks, Urbandale, Iowa
Todd Hed on June 16, 2016 at 6:50 PM said:

I am very sorry for the loss of my dear friend. I have very fond memories of Tommy and will miss him dearly. My condolences to the Woods family. God Bless.
Vicky Winkelman (Powers) on June 16, 2016 at 8:10 AM said:

So sorry to here Tom had passed, he was a classmate of mine. The world lost a good man. Peace be with you, and your family.
Anonymous on June 16, 2016 at 6:04 AM said:

To the Woods family,
So very very sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Sending you our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Shannon & Debbie Hershey
Ann Nicolay Haggard on June 15, 2016 at 1:26 PM said:

So very sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Gone way too soon. That million dollar smile and generous spirit will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to his daughters and extended family. May he rest in peace.
Lya Sperry Boyer & Jerome Boyer on June 14, 2016 at 5:27 PM said:

I'm so Sorry for your family's lose, Tommy will be greatly missed, I can't find the word's to express your Our Deepest Symphony. Just know happy now an watching over everyone.
Doris West on June 13, 2016 at 5:04 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. He was a great neighbor - always with a beautiful smile and kind words.
Doris West on June 13, 2016 at 5:04 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. He was a great neighbor - always with a beautiful smile and kind words.
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on June 13, 2016 at 4:31 PM said:

To Janna and the entire Woods Family,We are so very sorry to hear the news of Tommy's passing,our deepest sympathy to all.
Bob & Carolyn Hamilton on June 13, 2016 at 1:49 PM said:

Dear Tom & Carolyn so sorry to learn of Tommy’s passing. I only knew him for the short time we were in Scotsdale with you all. Tommy was a really nice guy and I enjoyed his company, and his great garlic mashed potatoes he fixed for us. I know you all will miss Tommy greatly and that’s understandable. We send our prayers and condolences to the entire family.
Tanya Christie on June 13, 2016 at 12:59 PM said:

Thoughts & Prayers for the Wood's Family ?
Scott and Sally Ives on June 13, 2016 at 10:54 AM said:

Dear Courtney, Jason and Woods Family - our hearts ache for you, Courtney. May God Grant your father Eternal Peace. ?
Ron and Cheri Reisner on June 13, 2016 at 8:50 AM said:

Such a great loss, our heartfelt sympathy to Tommy's family and close friends. May you remember his wonderful smile and great laugh. He will be missed.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on June 13, 2016 at 5:44 AM said:

We will dearly miss Tom. His smile & laugh were contagious. Our condolences to the entire family.
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