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James Woodraska
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Obituary for James Albert "Jim or Woody" Woodraska

James Albert "Jim or Woody"  Woodraska
James “Jim or Woody” Albert Woodraska, 70, of Kimball, SD passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Palisade Manor in Garretson, SD with family at his side. Funeral Mass is 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 22, 2018 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. A Committal Service will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 21, 2018 with a 7:00 P.M. Wake Service and Rosary.

James Albert Woodraska was born on April 30, 1948 to Raymond and Ada (Konechne) Woodraska in Mitchell, SD. He graduated from Kimball High School in 1966 and attended South Dakota State University in Brookings. Woody spent most of his career farming and ranching in rural Kimball. After retiring from farming, he was employed at the Youth Services Academy in Chamberlain, SD.

Jim was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church and active in the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight of the local council and was an honorary life member. Woody enjoyed car races both in person and on TV, and the occasional beer with friends. He especially loved spending time with his niece and nephews and their families. In 2015 he became a resident of Palisade Manor in Garretson, SD after suffering a debilitating stroke.

Grateful for having shared in Woody’s life: his brother, Wayne (Pat) Woodraska of Kimball, SD; a niece, Mary (Mark) Gerwer of Sioux Falls, SD; six nephews: Michael (Lisa) Woodraska of Valentine, NE, Robert Woodraska of Sioux Falls, SD, John (Tara) Woodraska of Crooks, SD, Joe (Megan) Woodraska of Sioux Falls, SD, Mark (Danielle) Woodraska of Sioux Falls, SD and Daniel Woodraska of Charleston, SC; along with 14 grand nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Memorials in Jim’s honor may be directed to: St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, PO Box 137, Kimball, SD 57355.

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