Donald 'Bill' Hewitt Woodall

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Donald 'Bill' Hewitt Woodall

Services for Mr. Donald Woodall will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the Church of Christ in Sutherland. Rev. John Erickson will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Military rites will be performed by American Legion Post No. 152 of Sutherland.

Mr. Woodall passed away April 4, 2009.

Donald (Bill) Hewitt Woodall, was born Sept. 18, 1921, to William and Mary (Powell) Woodall. His birthplace was the farm home in Highland Township north of Sutherland. The Woodall's had moved to this farmstead in 1892 from Sioux County. He had tree sisters; Ella, Genevieve, Edna; and two brothers Wayne and Merle.

Bill attended the Sutherland School for twelve years, graduating in 1940.

Bill enlisted in the Navy in 1943, but received a medical discharge. So he returned to the farm where he assisted his father with raising hogs, Hereford cattle, and doing a fine job of field work.

On June 15, 1966, he married Louise Merrill, a teacher in the Sutherland School. They were blessed with two stalwart sons, Philip and John who continue the farming operation.

In June 2005, Bill entered the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

He was a member of the Methodist Church in Sutherland and a friend of the Church of Christ. He also belonged to the American Legion and Farm Bureau.

Donald is survived by his wife; sons: Philip of Sutherland and John of Hartley; the grandchildren; and sister, Edna Erichsen.

Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.