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Alvin L. Woodgate

Born: Thu., May 6, 1926
Died: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 06, 2020
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Jan. 06, 2020
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

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Alvin L. (Tooie) Woodgate passed away Monday December 30, 2019 at War Memorial Hospital.  Alvin was born May 6, 1926 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI the son of Lloyd and Margaret (Perron) Woodgate.  He was a proud member of the greatest generation World War II veteran.  He was a member of the 79th Infantry Division and at the end of the war he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and attached to the Justice Department during the Nuremberg Trials.  He was a life member of the Elks Lodge 552, American Legion Post #3, and VFW Post 3676.  Alvin worked for the Corps of Engineers as a diesel engineer and the Captain of the Tug Fredrick retiring after 41 years.  He enjoyed flying, traveling, living in Florida in the winter, hunting, and fishing.  Hockey was his passion coaching in the 50’s and 60’s and was the president of the Soo Peewee Hockey Association.  He always followed the Red Wings.  He loved his family and friends teasing and giving sound advice.  Alvin is survived by two sons Hal (Sharon) Woodgate of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Rick (Wendy) Woodgate of Sturgeon Bay, WI; five grandchildren Jarett Woodgate, Christy Dovick, Matt Papin, Tucker Woodgate, and Tyler Woodgate; brother Harold Woodgate; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.  He is predeceased by the love of his life Joanne Woodgate, they were married for 68 years, Jeanette Gordon, Rose Killips, Sharon Conklin, Gary Woodgate, Penny Forgrave and step mother Alice Woodgate.  Visitation will be Monday January 6, 2019 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Monday January 6, 2019 at 1:00pm at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home with Rev. Vickie Hadaway officiating.  Full military honors will follow.  The family requests memorial contributions to Hospice of the EUP.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com

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