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In Memory of

Carolyn S. Woodbeck

January 13, 1922 - April 26, 2012

Obituary


Carolyn Sletten Woodbeck peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Waters Edge Care Center in Hayward, Wisconsin after a battle with pneumonia.

Carolyn was born on January 13, 1922 during a winter storm in a rural dairy farmhouse in Chetek, Wisconsin. She shares that birth date with her twin brother, Carlyle. Carolyn was the second born of seven children of Adeline and Oscar Sletten.

Carolyn graduated from Chetek High School with high honors. As a young woman she moved to Hayward to work for her Uncle Carly Watrud at Watrud's Cafe...

Carolyn Sletten Woodbeck peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Waters Edge Care Center in Hayward, Wisconsin after a battle with pneumonia.

Carolyn was born on January 13, 1922 during a winter storm in a rural dairy farmhouse in Chetek, Wisconsin. She shares that birth date with her twin brother, Carlyle. Carolyn was the second born of seven children of Adeline and Oscar Sletten.

Carolyn graduated from Chetek High School with high honors. As a young woman she moved to Hayward to work for her Uncle Carly Watrud at Watrud's Cafe later known as the Moose Cafe. It was there that she met Lyle Woodbeck whom she married on March 16, 1941.

In the early 50's Carolyn and Lyle tapped their entrepreneurial spirit when they built and operated Woody's Callahan Corner Grocery on highway "B." Following that period, Carol was a secretary for many years where she was a master at Greg shorthand and typing. She had a gift for words and religiously completed the New York Times crossword puzzle every day for most of her adult life. Carolyn held many secretarial positions before finishing her working life at the Social Services Department of Sawyer County retiring in 1987.

Carolyn had strong religious and political views. Her belief system was defined by the Bible verse found in The Letter to James Chapter 1, verse 27, "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." Her work and philosophy lived that concept.

Carolyn was a long time member of First Lutheran Church where she was active in her Circle, teaching, and Bible studies. She loved her church, the Lord, and looked forward to Heaven.

She is survived by her daughter Linda (Cal) Gordon of Hayward, her son Chuck (Sandie) of Bend, Oregon, grandchildren Scott (David Daberkow) Gordon, Sue (Stacy) Aaker, Benjamin (Diana Finkel) Woodbeck, and Jill (Larry)Hinson, and three great grandchildren, Cole Aaker, and Emma and Abby Hinson. She is also survived by her brother Ivan Sletten, sister Alfie Whitaker, sister Loretta (Ken) Wittig, sister-in-law Barbara (Tom) Sletten, sister-in-Law Ruth Sletten and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle, sister Julia, twin brother Carlyle and brother Merlin.