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William J. Woodworth Jr.

Nov 11, 2016

William J. Woodworth Jr., 76, of Marshalltown and formerly of Rock Island passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016, at noon at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with Rev. Earl Swigart officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors in the Rock Island National Cemetery.

William was born on August 21, 1940, in Rock Island the son of William James & Mary Ann Clarey Woodworth Sr. Following his graduation from Alleman High School in Rock Island, he joined the United States Army. He served his country from 1958 until he was honorably discharged in 1961. He retired from the United States Postal Service. William was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his brother-in-law Garth and his wife Kathy Ganka of Mt. Pleasant along with many nieces and nephews.

William was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters; Patricia Ganka, Mary Ann Dennis, Elizabeth Smith and Catherine Girt, one nephew Chuck Ganka and one niece Julie Hensel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.

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