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James Woodford 09/08/2023

James Russell Woodford, age 83, peacefully passed away, on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Hammond Health Services in Hammond, Wisconsin.  Jim was born November 6, 1939, to Leroy and Helen Woodford in Redwood, Minnesota.  Jim is survived by his children, Cathy Jo (Terri) Swanson, Bobbie Jo Woodford, Robin (Rich) Haider, Sonda (Glenn) Schmidt, Brenda (Roger) Pouliot, Richard Cavegn, and Wanda (John) Warner; 20 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and brothers, Robert (Marilu) Woodford, John (Diane) Woodford and Charles (Anne) Woodford.  He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Charlene Grinstad and his brother Dave Woodford.  Friends and family gathered to celebrate Jim’s life on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 South Knowles Ave) New Richmond, WI at 4:00PM and visitation was at 3:00PM.  Jim was a proud Marine and acknowledged for his service with full military honors.   Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Jamie Belmarez Posted September 9, 2023 4:26 pm

    Grateful to this humble grandpa figure always sharing warmth and hugs and whatever else he had to give. Aloha and a hui hou. May your spirit rest in love.

  • Marylee Schmahl Posted September 10, 2023 1:55 pm

    I am going to miss James. God bless him.

  • Barbara Wright Posted September 10, 2023 6:01 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is my hope that happier memories sustain you all through this sad time.

  • Janet Lloyd Posted September 12, 2023 1:33 pm

    Prayers go out to Jim’s family and the whole Woodford family from his cousins in Iowa, Carol, Dan, Janet and Roger and their families.

  • Deanna Woodford Ingalls Posted September 13, 2023 5:23 pm

    So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. My condolences to you and all his friends who loved him! I loved you too my cousin! Rest in Peace and we will meet again in our eternal resting place!

  • Justine Warner Posted September 14, 2023 8:24 am

    I have such beautiful memories of Grandpa Jim. Especially around Christmas. He would always show up dressed in a tight sweater and smelled so amazing. He always just loved to talk with his grandkids and watch them interact. He took everything in and was such a humble man. I loved being his “pen pal”, although life definitely got busier for me and the letters decreased, but there was something special about sending him a quick letter with an updated picture and he ALWAYS wrote back. Loved everything about him. Rest in peace Grandpa. I miss you already. Till we meet again, I love you.

  • LaDonna Woodford Posted September 14, 2023 1:10 pm

    One of my favorite ex brother in laws
    Rest in peace Jim.
    Love always
    LaDonna Woodford

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