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Dwight Francis Woodward

November 5, 1944 — May 22, 2024

Wausau

Dwight F Woodward (Woody/Sparky), age 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at home surrounded by his loving wife and children.  Dwight was born November 5, 1944 to the late Harvey Woodward Sr. and Pearl (Howland) Woodward.  He was a graduate of D.C. Everest High School in 1963.  Dwight served in the U.S Coast Guard from 1963-1967 and had the honor to march in JFK’s funeral as part of the Military Honor Guard.  For 31 years Dwight served as a Wausau Fire Department MPO/Firefighter. He married the love of his life Helen on September 21, 1968 in Connecticut.

Dwight loved his grandchildren, hunting, and fishing.  He was a lifelong Packer, NASCAR, Brewers and Badger fan. He enjoyed scenic drives around Wisconsin and family road trips to Connecticut.  Dwight always enjoyed his dinners out with his wife at his favorite restaurant, Chico’s.

Dwight is survived by his loving wife, Helen, son Andrew (Kathleen Gerbig) and grandchildren Andrew “Drew”, Cash, and Thea Pearl of Weston, son Matthew (Amy Dotson) and grandchildren Lucas and Nolan of Mosinee; brother Cleo Woodward and sister Jessie Drews; sisters in law Linda Woodward Krueger, Darlene Woodward, Annie (Randy) Morits, Mary Vostinar, Irene Mazur and many nieces and nephews.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Pearl Woodward, brothers Harvey Woodward Jr., Quentin Woodward, Dexter Woodward, Lionel “Bug” Woodward, sisters Tina Woodward and Sandra Ryan and parents in law Andrew and Mary Mazur.

There will be a visitation held for Dwight on Thursday, May 30 at St Michael’s Catholic Church, 611 Stark St., from 11am until the time of service at 12 pm (noon)

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Joshua 24:15

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Visitation

Thursday, May 30, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Michael Catholic Church

611 Stark St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Memorial Service

Thursday, May 30, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

St Michael Catholic Church

611 Stark St, Wausau, WI 54403

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