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Willie 'Woody' K. Fields
April 18, 1947 - February 19, 2019
He was born on April 18, 1947, in Bell, California, to William and Mildred (Newman) Fields.
Woody graduated from Lapel High School in 1966 and received both bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University.
He retired in 2013 from Frankton-Lapel Community School Corp. where he had worked since 1970. He was a longtime sixth grade teacher and had served also as athletic director and elementary principal at Lapel.
He spent many summers painting for residents in the Lapel area.
Woody was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lapel. He had coached many sports including football, basketball, softball, track and wrestling for boys and girls of many ages. He was also an avid coin and gun collector and he never missed an event his girls or grandchildren were in.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne (Ricker); two daughters, Julie (Marc) Fensler and Jana Fields; three grandsons, Daulton, Garrett, and Marc Ryan Fensler; a brother, Rudy Shelton; and a sister, Betsy Humphreys.
Woody was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 217 E. Seventh St., Lapel, with Shane Kemerly and the Rev. Larry Bracken officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com.
in memory of Willie 'Woody'
Obituary published in
Friday February 22, 2019
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home
1010 North Main Street, Lapel, IN, USA
Saturday February 23, 2019
Trinity United Methodist Church
217 East 7th Street, Lapel, IN, USA