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Elwood A. "Woody" Hummel


PROPHETSTOWN – Elwood A. “Woody” Hummel, 84, of Prophetstown, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at his home.

Woody was born July 25, 1931, in Prophetstown to Robert J. and M. Louise (Martin) Hummel. He was educated in the Prophetstown grade schools and was a 1950 graduate of Prophetstown High School. He was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War.

On Aug. 19, 1956, Woody married Marilyn J. Kilberg in Prophetstown. She died Aug. 10, 2002.

He worked for Thermal Gas in Prophetstown, and then for Wolohan’s in Sterling until his retirement. Woody was a former member of the First Congregational Church in Prophetstown and was a current member of the First Congregational Church in Geneseo. He was a member of the Prophetstown American Legion Post No. 522, the Prophetstown Masonic Lodge No. 293 and the Prophetstown Lions Club.

He spent many hours promoting and raising money for the Whiteside County Honor Flight. Woody loved to do ceramics and he also enjoyed flower gardening.

Survivors include one daughter, Marsha (Casey) Welfer of Geneseo; two grandchildren, Danielle Nixon and Kinsey (Joe) Littel; one great-granddaughter, Rory Nicole; three sisters, Vicki Lynn (William) Moore of St. Petersburg, Florida, Sue Adams of Prophetstown, and Nann Johnson of Nashville; and two brothers, Wiley (Becky) Hummel of Geneseo and Louis G. (Betty) Hummel of Prophetstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marilyn; two brothers, Robert W. and Richard L. Hummel.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown, followed by a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Bergthold, Pastor of First Congregational Church in Geneseo, officiating.

Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

Memorials to the Prophetstown American Legion, First Congregational Church of Geneseo and Pat’s Table of Prophetstown have been established.

Visit bosmarenkes.com to send online condolences.

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