PROPHETSTOWN – Dale B. Woodworth, 79, of 605 Rita Court, Prophetstown, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at CGH Medical Center.
Dale was born July 1, 1931, in Prophetstown, the son of William Verne and Florence (Spath) Woodworth. He attended rural Prophetstown grade schools and graduated from Prophetstown High School. Dale later attended Iowa State University. He married Leola Koester on Sept. 9, 1956, at Erie United Methodist Church.
Dale farmed in the rural Prophetstown and Lyndon areas all of his life. He also owned and operated Woodworth Sales Inc. outside of Morrison. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and church activities. Dale also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Dale was an active member of Leon United Methodist Church. He was a past member of Advent Christian Church, Prophetstown. Dale was a member of Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus, and was treasurer of Yorktown No. 1 Drainage District.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Diane (Tom) Jordan of Denver; two sons, Greg (Cathy) Woodworth of Columbus, Ind., and Jeff (Jul) Woodworth of Lyndon; 10 grandchildren, Jacob, Jacy, Jennifer, and Jessica Woodworth, Christopher, Michael, and Betsy Woodworth, and Maggie, Max, and Mariella Jordan; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Woodworth of Bradenton, Fla., Bea Woodworth of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Louise (Arnold) Stralow of Lyndon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Leola Groves, LaVon Erickson, and Betty Lee in infancy; and three brothers, Robert Woodworth, Raymond Woodworth, and Bruce Woodworth in infancy.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Leon United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, with the Revs. Rolland Hayag, pastor of Leon United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, and Jim Jenson, associate pastor of Gateway Faith Fellowship, Fulton, co-officiating. Burial will be at Leon Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, 320 Lafayette St., Prophetstown.
Memorials have been established to Leon United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, and the American Heart Association.
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