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Rosella A. "Rosie" Woods – Obituary

Name: Rosella A. "Rosie" Woods

Age: 85

Born: 05-21-1933

Died: 03-17-2019

St. Anthony's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Anthony's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for Rosella A. “Rosie” Woods, age 85, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital, surrounded by family. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Rosie was born on May 21, 1933 to Alva and Christine (Lehnen) Driver in Eden Valley, Minnesota, where she lived until she was seven years old. Her family later moved to St. Cloud. She attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School and later graduated from the St. Cloud Technical High School. Rosie worked at Fandel’s Department Store in downtown St. Cloud, until she met the love of her life, Tom. She was united in marriage to Thomas J. Woods, Sr. on July 2, 1955 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. They lived in St. Cloud and had a family of eleven children. After all of her children entered school, Rosie enjoyed working for the St. Cloud School District #742 in food service. Tom and Rosie also worked for CentraCare, cleaning clinics for many years. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and enjoyed giving of her time and talents by volunteering for CentraCare.

Rosie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed the many family picnics in the backyard, enjoying Tom’s famous BBQ Chicken and her homemade BBQ sauce; and playing yard games. She also treasured the many Saturday night dinners that she had with her family. Rosie also enjoyed going walking at the mall, gardening, playing cards, bingo and going to the casino.

Rosie is survived by her children, Tom, Jr. (Ellen), of St. Joseph, Jim (Judy), of Newport News, VA, Kevin (Teresa), of Becker, Keith (Sigrid), of Auburn Hills, MI, Sandy (Rich) Roonzani, of St. Cloud, Jeff (Maxine), of St. Cloud, Pam (Glenn) Liesch, of Sauk Rapids, Cheri (Kevin) Fuchs, of Cold Spring, Brian (Missy), of St. Cloud, Becky Woods, of Sauk Rapids and Christy (Steve) Laudenbach, of Clear Lake; 34 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; brother, Ray (Barb) Driver, of St. Cloud; sisters-in-law, Bernice Driver and Peggy; dear friend, Carol Lieser; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom, Sr. on March 19, 2015; brothers and their spouses, Leo, David (Marge) and Ron Driver.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

A special thank you to the staff of the St. Cloud Hospital for their loving and compassionate care of Rosie.

Guestbook for Rosella A. "Rosie" Woods

Jean and Greg Wentworth
, Friend
March 21, 2019, 12:43 pm
For the Woods Family. So sorry to hear the loss of your Mom. We were glad to have met her at your summer fire get together's, she is a wonderful soul and will be deeply missed by all. Bless you all in this time of loss. Jean and Greg.
Jo Johnson
, Friend
March 20, 2019, 3:11 am
Im so sad to hear of Rosies death. I had coffee with her on Wed.mornings as we both volunteered at the Plaza. I loved visiting with her & hearing about your family. She LOVED her family! I will miss her dearly. My heart goes out to all of you!
March 19, 2019, 4:35 pm
To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Rosella has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29, Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG
John & Connie Bonacci
, Sister in-law to Cheri Fuchs
March 19, 2019, 12:54 am
Woods Family, So sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was a kind, sweet lady. She reminded me a lot of my mom Lucille Fuchs. Please know that our prayers and condolences are with all of you.

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