Kenneth P. Woods
July 30, 1946 — April 4, 2016
Kenneth Preston Woods, age 69, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 4 2016, after his battle with cancer.
He was born on July 30, 1946, in Denver, Colo., the son of the late Helen (Reiser) and Lyle Preston Woods.
He attended schools in Lead, S.D., and subsequently graduated from Rapid City Central High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country from 1964-1968. He served one tour in Vietnam.
After his service in the Navy, he attained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California Lompoc, Calif. He subsequently worked for Johns Mansville Corp. He lived in South Dakota, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and recently settled in Watertown, Wisconsin, where he worked for H& H lighting located in Elmwood, Ill., for 10 years as the national sales trainer traveling from coast to coast training hundreds of people.
Ken’s motto was, “I SELL SUNSHINE IN A FOUR FOOT TUBE.”
He is survived by wife Miriam of Seattle, Wash.; most lovingly by sisters, Tanya Carroll (Donald) of Tule Lake, Calif.; Mary Schmidt (Glenn) of Oconomowoc; Ann Parish (Robert) of Stevens Point; Sue Stai (the late Tom Stai) of Watertown; brother, Christopher Woods (Debbie) of Watertown; very special friend, Dennis Bauman as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ken enjoyed spending time with his family and made lots of friends and acquaintances in the Watertown area and every place he lived.
He will be missed by all.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.