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Mildred Hunnicutt Woodside

Funeral services for Mildred Hunnicutt Woodside, age 104, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mildred died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community

Mildred Cecelia Ringham Hunnicutt Woodside, daughter of Thomas and Bertina Ringham, was born on May 5, 1912 on a farm near Blue Earth, MN.  She attended school in the Blue Earth area.  Mildred married her childhood sweetheart, Vern Hunnicutt, on February 4, 1933, in Blue Earth. They moved to Albert Lea in 1937. Vern died January 12, 1975. Mildred married Gary Woodside on January 22, 1977. Gary passed away on July 31, 2000. Mildred was a member of First Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, and spending time with friends and family. She will be remembered for her positive attitude and love of people.

Mildred is survived by her 3 children, Roger (Beverly) Hunnicutt of Bloomington, Gordon (Patricia) Hunnicutt of Surprise, Arizona, and Marlene (Jack) Swanson of Albert Lea; 8 grandchildren, Julie (Bruce) Ekholm, Gail (Scott) Vohnoutka, Connie Hunnicutt, Mark Hunnicutt, Carolynn (William) Hieb, Kevin (Kelly) Swanson, Brian (Judy Gallagher) Swanson, and Michael (Sarah) Swanson; 11 great-grandchildren, Kara (Matt) Stockman, Britta Ekholm, Kelly Vohnoutka, Toni Vohnoutka, Tristan Hieb, Morgan Hieb, Logan Swanson, Krysta Swanson, Kaylen Swanson, Eliza Swanson, and Aaron Swanson; step-children, Ronald Woodside and Jack (Orlene) Woodside; 7 step-grandchildren, Patrice (Kent) Hanson, Thomas (Christina) Woodside, Jeff (Angie) Woodside, Jon Woodside, Paul (Roberta) Woodside, Ann (Gene) Arnold, and Daniel Woodside; 14 step-great-grandchildren, Ben (Amanda) Woodside, Bryn Woodside, Alli (Ryan) Kuhlman, Luke Arnold, Brooke Arnold, Taylor Woodside, Zach Woodside, Tyler Woodside, Kayla Woodside, Megan Woodside, Kendra (Brad) Henningsen, Krista Woodside, Casey Woodside, and Jill Woodside; 7 step-great-great-grandchildren, Rogen Kuhlman, Liam Woodside, Aiden Woodside, Joshua Finley, Jacob Finley, Jack Henningsen, and Kate Henningsen.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bertina Ringham; four brothers, Sidney, Benhardt, Sanford, and Arthur; two sisters, Stella Haroldson, Myrtle Brightbill; and great-granddaughter, Erin Vohnoutka.

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We shall miss seeing Mildred when visiting our Mom at Thornecrest.  She always had a smile and greeting for everyone, our thoughts are with the family.

Harold & Eileen Holty Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of you.  Jeremiah & Jessica grew up sitting in the back pew of First Lutheran Church every Sunday with Mildred and Gary, both such wonderful people.  Heaven now has another beautiful Angel.  Peace to all of you.

Brian, Julie, Jeremiah, Jedadiah & Jessica, in spirit, Lokken Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

I will love you forever Grandma. Rest peacefully. Love, Julie

Julie Hunnicutt Ekholm Aug 3 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My mother spoke of Mildred and Gary many times. (My mom Doris Sandness Norby was related to Gary.)

Sandra Norby Aug 3 2016 12:00 AM

Her family and friends were blessed to have Mildred for so many years....but this does not lessen the sorrow that you are feeling. God bless and comfort you all.

Bob and Sally Becker (Ringham) Aug 2 2016 12:00 AM

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