Rolland L. Woodford, 84, of Augusta, passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018 at Augusta Health and Rehabilitation.
Rolland was born Oct. 27, 1933 in Pleasant Valley Township, Eau Claire County, the son of John and Esther (Miller) Woodford. After attending rural country school, he worked at the feed mill in Fall Creek. In his late teens he moved to Elgin, Illinois, where he was employed by McGraw-Edison in the Toastmaster Division. While in Elgin, he met Delores Long of Missouri, the love of his life. The happy couple married on Sept. 3, 1955 in Elgin. In April of 1956, Rolland and Delores moved to the Woodford family farm near Fall Creek on County Road D. In 1969 they were given the opportunity to purchase a more productive farm in Ludington Township, north of Augusta. When they retired from farming in 1994 they moved to Augusta. Rolland truly loved the farm life. He kept busy after his retirement by working with his brother Gordon in his carpentry business. Rolland enjoyed the simple pleasures in life such as building bird houses, cutting fire wood, and in later years, working word searches and jigsaw puzzles. He looked forward to family gatherings where there were friendly games of horse shoes, bean bag toss, and cards. Rolland was a very hard working man who did whatever it took to provide for his family.
He will be remembered asa very honest, kind, and loving man.Rolland will be dearly missed by Delores, his wife of 62 plus years; son Richard “Ric” Woodford (Gina Lee) of Augusta; 2 daughters, Rita (Kirk) Stubbe of Janesville, Brenda Siebert and fiancé Todd Crawford of New Lebanon, Ohio; brother Gordon Woodford of Eau Claire; sister Lois (Bill) Walker of Augusta; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and close family friend, Barbara Bailey.
Rolland was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings - Marshal, Loyal, Leslie, Kenneth, Jerald, Everett and Harold Woodford, Sadie Lardahl, Rachel Brott, Charlotte Kaiser and Coral Gilbertson, and life long friend William (Bill) Bailey.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Augusta. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with Pastor Craig Lindgren officiating.
Burial will be in the West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta.The family would like to acknowledge the staff at Augusta Health and Rehabilitation for the excellent care and love given to Rolland since his admission in Oct. of 2014. The love and support shown to him and his family will never be forgotten.