Georganne Halverson Woodruff, 89, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the Friendship Haven Health Center in Fort Dodge. Services will be 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven. Masks are required at Friendship Haven no matter your vaccination status. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 1:00 PM on Thursday, with a casual lunch being served at noon on Thursday, at the Tompkins Celebration Center. Private family burial will take place at the Oakland Cemetery in Fort Dodge. The Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Georganne is survived by her husband, Leonard; their five children, Dave (Barbara Renwick) Woodruff of Davis, California, Anne Bretthauer (Kevin Wade) of Twin Lakes, Iowa, Laura (Mark) Roesler of Hastings, Minnesota, Tom (Steve Wright) Woodruff Washington DC, and Don (Michelle) Woodruff of Fort Dodge; 20 grandchildren, Gillian, Tyler, Abby, Becca, Beth, Joe, Alex, Nick, Carl, Nate, Leah, Telma, Walter, Katharine, Peter, David, Sam, Tom, John and Will; 13 great grandchildren, Donald, Erik, Leila, April, Carter, Miles, Paige, Ben, Reuben, Isaac, John, Teddy, Noelle, plus more on the way. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Marjory Knoche and 20 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, son Bill Woodruff, two sisters and their spouses, Dorothy (Al) Trusty and Mary Alice (Bob) Carroll; in-laws, Nancy (Stan) Story, Chuck Knoche, and Chuck Woodruff.
Georganne Halverson, the daughter of George and Ada (Kloth) Halverson, was born April 26, 1932, in Cooper Township, Webster County, Iowa and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1950. Georganne then continued her education at Fort Dodge Junior College graduating in 1952. She then transferred to the University of Iowa and graduated with a BA Degree in Political Science in 1954. Georganne worked at the Fort Dodge Laboratories and later for the Social Security Administration. On May 14, 1955, Georganne was united in marriage to Leonard Woodruff. After their marriage the couple made Fort Dodge, then Twin Lakes their home.
Georganne enjoyed reading, traveling, working with different international missions and was also a Master Gardener.
She was a member of P.E.O., Tri T, the First United Methodist Church, Iowa Central Community College Board, Youth Shelter Services, Twin Lakes Sailing Association, and the TLSA Afterglows.