February 22, 1927 - April 4, 2015
Helen D. Woodward, age 88, of Verona, formerly of Fitchburg WI, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Four Winds Manor, Verona, WI. Helen was born February 22, 1927 in Green County, WI, the daughter of Henry M. and Rose (Gehrig) Marty, she graduated from Monticello High School in 1944 and then attended the University of Wisconsin in the study of biology. On September 27, 1947 she married Merrill M. Woodward of Brodhead, WI. Following her marriage, Helen raised three kids while dairy farming with her husband for 10+ years in Evansville and then over 20 years in Fitchburg. Helen not only milked, helped in field work, was a full-time mom and great cook, but also was the bookkeeper for the family farm. She retired in 1984 from farming to care for her husband after he suffered a disability. She loved gardening and fishing with Merrill and their Jack Russell Terroir �Peewee�. Helen enjoyed the many travels they took to see faraway places, children and grandchildren throughout the years. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Merrill of Verona, WI; her brother, Willis G. (Beverly) Marty of Pasco, WA; 3 children: Daughters Linda Roark (William) of Silverdale WA, Gail Woodward of Madison, and son Wesley Woodward (Lisa) of Minnesota City, MN; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Marion Deppeler, and brother Henry Marty. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI, with Mr. Fred Everson, M Div., officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. A special �Thank You� to Four Winds Manor and their staff for their love, care and attention.
Helen D. Woodward, age 88, of Verona, formerly of Fitchburg WI, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Four Winds Manor, Verona, WI. Helen was born February 22, 1927 in Green County, WI, the daughter of Henry M. and Rose (Gehrig)... View Obituary & Service Information
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