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Neil Woebke

June 2, 1953 — September 1, 2017

   Neil Henry, son of Albert and Marilyn (Chapman) Woebke, was born June 2, 1953 at Denison, Iowa.  He graduated from Manilla High School in 1971 and went to work with his father on a local farm.  Neil worked another ten years as a farm hand before going to work for the grain elevator. He then drove a semi for Robinson Implement for a time and then Farm Service Co-Op for the past sixteen years.

   On June 17, 1972 Neil was united in marriage with Beverly Otto at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.  The couple and their four children lived in the Irwin area for their entire married life.  Neil was an avid collector of John Deere memorabilia and his John Deere lawn mowers were his “pride and joy.”  He took great pleasure in lawn maintenance and flower and vegetable gardening.  Neil was an avid NASCAR fan, traveling each year for races in Kansas City.  He loved being with his grandchildren and enjoying bonfires together in his backyard firepit.  Neil’s family will remember him as a caring and loyal husband and father with a very fun-loving nature.

   Neil collapsed at home before work on Friday, September 1, 2017.  He died that morning at the Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 64 years, 2 months and 30 days.  Neil’s generous gift of organ donation will help up to 50 people.

   He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Shirley (as an infant) and Cheryl Bral.

   Neil is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bev Woebke of Irwin; children Danyal Henkelman (Dan) of Irwin; Clint Woebke of Irwin; Nick Woebke (Kristin) of Irwin; and Garet Woebke (Courtney) of Manilla; 10 grandchildren: Tyler, Jarod and Avery Henkelman; Seth, Kennah and Reagan Woebke; Jackson, Carson and Easton Woebke; and Jett Woebke; sister Nancy Simonsen of Manilla; other relatives and many friends.

Reverend Dave Loeschen, Officiant

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Denison

Paul Bowers, Eulogy


Recorded Music

“When I Get Where I’m Going”
Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
“On Eagle’s Wings”

Angela Birkhead-Flight
“The Dance”     Garth Brooks
“Hold On Loosely”     38 Special


Honorary Urn Bearers

Neil’s grandchildren


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