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Obituary: Alice M. Woodworth


June 14, 2019

Alice M. “Sam” Woodworth, 86, of Cloquet, Minn., formerly of Angola, Ind. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Community Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 13, 1933 in Valparaiso, Ind. to Harold and Rosemary Wheeler. She was a CNC operator at Clevite for 17 years before retiring in 1995.

Sam enjoyed playing cribbage and Scrabble, as well as flower gardening and enjoying the hummingbirds. She had an infectious giggle and her family will miss her.

Sam was preceded in death by two husbands, Russell Willeck and Jerry Boyd, and her brother, Lawrence Wheeler.

She is survived by two daughters, Lenore (Charles) Willeck Shiveley of Ashland, Ore. and Heidi (Stuart Louden) Willeck Vesco of Spring Park, Minn.; grandchildren Heather Burgess, Angel Trettel Lotus, Russell Trettel, Branch Shiveley and Hunter Shiveley; two great-grandsons, Paden and Spencer Burgess; sister, Rozella Rudd of Watervliet, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A private family service was held.

Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.


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