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Shirley I. Woida, age 80, of Morristown, Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at her home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Jerry Evelsizer officiating. Interment is at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Urbank.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Shirley Irene was born on March 26, 1939, to William and Ruth (Vangen) Hanson in Bemidji. She graduated from Bemidji High School. Following her education she completed beauty school and briefly worked as a beauty operator. Shirley was united in marriage to Philip Woida on October 19, 1959, at Assumption Church in Richfield. Together they were blessed with seven children. The family moved many places throughout Minnesota including the Twin Cities and Park Rapids for Philip’s work, while Shirley stayed at home to raise the children. Following Philip’s death in 1999, Shirley lived serval places before settling in Morristown, to live with her daughter, Rita and two grandchildren, Patrick and Ivey in 2014. She worked for Franchise Mailing in Montgomery and The Turkey Store in Faribault before retiring at age 62. Following retirement she enjoyed crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and playing cards and bingo. Shirley loved her family and especially enjoyed getting together to play Shanghi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Philip; son, Sebastian Woida; and two brothers, Bill Hanson and Dick Hanson.
Shirley is survived by her six children, Carl (Debbie) Woida of Australia, Viola Woida of Fairmont, Jesse Woida of Waseca, Joe (Diane Boone) Woida of Faribault, Terry (Shawn) Sargent of Springfield and Rita Woida of Morristown; daughter-in-law, Connie Woida of Northfield; brother, Marvin Hanson; two sisters, Phyllis Williams and Ruby (Roger) Steele; 16 grandchildren, Bradley, Ariel, Hannah, Donovan, Krystal, Brandon, Ashley, Dakota, Devon, Dawson, Daniel, Dathan, Donald, David, Patrick and Ivey; four great-grandchildren, Azalea, Zachary, Travis and Logan James Joseph Boone; extended family, Judy LeBrun, Sheila Bartelt, and Pheng and Nicole Lee; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers are her grandsons, Bradley Woida, Donovan Woida, Dawson Sargent, Brandon Boone, Patrick Meeks and godson, Sam Woida. Honorary pallbearers are her remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Luka and Kayden Lee, Emily Roers and Freja and Kyra Nash.