Mildred Woodside, 1912-2016

Published 9:09 am Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Funeral services for Mildred Hunnicutt Woodside, 104, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Thursdayat Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Mildred died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea.

Mildred Woodside

Mildred Woodside

Mildred Cecelia Ringham Hunnicutt Woodside, daughter of Thomas and Bertina Ringham, was born May 5, 1912, on a farm near Blue Earth. She attended school in the Blue Earth area. Mildred married her childhood sweetheart, Vern Hunnicutt, on Feb. 4, 1933, in Blue Earth. They moved to Albert Lea in 1937. Vern died Jan.12, 1975. Mildred married Gary Woodside on Jan. 22, 1977. Gary passed away on July 31, 2000. Mildred was a member of First Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and spending time with friends and family. She will be remembered for her positive attitude and love of people.

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Mildred is survived by her three children, Roger (Beverly) Hunnicutt of Bloomington, Gordon (Patricia) Hunnicutt of Surprise, Arizona, and Marlene (Jack) Swanson, of Albert Lea; eight grandchildren, Julie (Bruce) Ekholm, Gail (Scott) Vohnoutka, Connie Hunnicutt, Mark Hunnicutt, Carolynn (William) Hieb, Kevin (Kelly) Swanson, Brian (Judy Gallagher) Swanson and Michael (Sarah) Swanson; 11 great-grandchildren, Kara (Matt) Stockman, Britta Ekholm, Kelly Vohnoutka, Toni Vohnoutka, Tristan Hieb, Morgan Hieb, Logan Swanson, Krysta Swanson, Kaylen Swanson, Eliza Swanson and Aaron Swanson; stepchildren, Ronald Woodside and Jack (Orlene) Woodside; seven step-grandchildren Patrice (Kent) Hanson, Thomas (Christina) Woodside, Jeff (Angie) Woodside, Jon Woodside, Paul (Roberta) Woodside, Ann (Gene) Arnold and Daniel Woodside; 14 step-great-grandchildren, Ben (Amanda) Woodside, Bryn Woodside, Alli (Ryan) Kuhlman, Luke Arnold, Brooke Arnold, Taylor Woodside, Zach Woodside, Tyler Woodside, Kayla Woodside, Megan Woodside, Kendra (Brad) Henningsen, Krista Woodside, Casey Woodside and Jill Woodside; and seven step-great-great-grandchildren, Rogen Kuhlman, Liam Woodside, Aiden Woodside, Joshua Finley, Jacob Finley, Jack Henningsen and Kate Henningsen.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Bertina Ringham; four brothers, Sidney, Benhardt, Sanford and Arthur; two sisters, Stella Haroldson and Myrtle Brightbill; and great-granddaughter, Erin Vohnoutka.