David Edwin Woods, Jr, 79, of Rochester

David Edwin Woods, Jr, 79, of Rochester, passed away at 12:38 AM, Thursday, February 27th, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne.

On June 12, 1940, in Lake County, David was born to David E. Sr. and Elizabeth Shaw Woods.

David and Donna K. Malott were married on July 16,1960 in Lake County. They have shared nearly 60 years of life’s adventures.

David is lovingly remembered by his wife, Donna, a daughter, Donna Ethel Woods Newman and husband Kerry  of Kewanna;   a son, David Woods III and wife Deborah of Argos; three grandchildren, Heather Nicole Woods Corn and husband Brian, Kyle D. Newman and wife Anna,  Karena D. Newman; one great granddaughter, Isabel Jane Newman; a great grand dog, Derby the White Toy Poodle, three sisters, June Dyer  of Chesterton; Beth Grant and husband Mark of Chesterton; Mary Clark and husband Mark of Ocala, FL; a brother, Tom Woods and wife Sandy of Cedar Lake and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding David in death are his parents, son, Elmer P. Woods born into Heaven   and brothers Jimmy Woods and Denton Woods.

A celebration of the life of David E. Woods Jr. will be at 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Saturday, February 29, 2020 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 6:30 PM on Saturday.

Interment will be the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Rochester Park Bench Fund, 320 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at

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