Graveside Services with Military Rites will be held for Thaine I. Woodward, age 94, of rural Concord, at East View Cemetery in Allen on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be at Allen United Methodist Church on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. He passed away on Friday at his farm home near Concord. Memorials may be made to the Woodward family for later designation. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home Wayne.
Thaine Isom Woodward was born March 25, 1926, in the family home at Martinsburg to Henry and Irma (Isom) Woodward. He attended school at Martinsburg. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from February 22, 1945 – August 17, 1946. Thaine married Doris Baird January 11, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. The couple farmed near Concord where they raised their children and crops.
Thaine operated Woodward Trucking in Concord and did trucking for family and neighbors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. He traveled to Wyoming and Colorado with his hunting buddies. Thaine was a member of the Allen American Legion for 47 years.
Thaine is survived by two daughters, Donna (Gayle) Fredrickson of Sioux City, IA and Nancy Kelly of Concord; one son, Harlan Woodward of Concord; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Alice Woodward of Wayne.
Thaine was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; brothers, Jimmy (Shirley) Woodward and Neyron Woodward; one great-great-granddaughter.