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.