(June 26, 1930 – July 21, 2011)
Duane E. Woods, 81, of Midland, died from complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease, on July 21, 2011 at the Toni and Trish House in Auburn. Duane was born on June 26, 1930, in Midland to the late Edger E. and Erma (Emrick) Woods. Duane enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing, playing country and gospel music, camping, baseball and football. Duane is survived by his loving wife Susan; daughter, Marcia Woods of Sault Ste. Marie; sons, Dr. Duane Jr. (Maedine) of Beaverton, Jim (Debbie) of Midland, Michael of Petosky; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Dolene Doud of Saginaw and Betty Smith of Loveland, CO. Duane was predeceased by his sister, Alma Vanhoff and brother, Leonard Woods. Duane will be greatly missed by his dog Sparky. A Memorial Service will be held at the Open Door Baptist Church on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm. with Pastor Jody Ellis officiating. Duane’s family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Toni & Trish House. Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, is assisting the family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.