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Leona Sherwood of Carroll

   Leona Dorothy (Woznick) Sherwood, age 96, of Carroll, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Addington Place of Carroll.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Carroll, Iowa with Pastor Ryan Roehrig officiating. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery.

     The family will greet friends from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 19th at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.

     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at

     Leona was born September 13, 1926 on a farm near Loup City, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Wandra) Woznick. The family moved to Ravenna, Nebraska when Leona was three years old. She was baptized in Ravenna and attended the Ravenna Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 1944. During high school, she was employed as a clerk at the local grocery store and also attended normal training. Leona then taught in a one room country school in rural Ravenna for four years. She attended summer school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. In 1948, she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and was employed as a telephone operator.

     On April 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to Max A. Sherwood at the Christian Church in Lincoln. They were blessed with three children, Nancy, Craig, and Brian. With Max’s employment, they lived in Western Nebraska, North Dakota, and Montana. Leona was a homemaker for several years raising their children. In 1967, they moved to Iowa and in 1974 they made Carroll home. In 1976, she began working as a tax preparer and continued that during tax season at H & R block for fifteen years before retiring. In her later years, she spent several years wintering in Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

     Leona was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Carroll. She taught Sunday school and weekday classes for the youth for many years. She sewed with the quilters and belonged to the Senior Fellowship Group. Leona enjoyed camping with her family and the Iowa Chapter of Royal Rovers. She was an avid reader and in her spare time you could often find her doing cross word puzzles, sewing or tending to her large flower garden. But most of all she cherished the time spent with her family.

     Leona is survived by her children: Nancy (Steven) Wymore of Hudson, Wisconsin, Craig (Jan) Sherwood of Nevada, Iowa, and Brian (Susan) Sherwood of Canton, Texas; seven grandchildren, one step grandchild, 12 great grandchildren, brothers and sister: Irene Bixenmann of Grand Island, Nebraska, Alvin Woznick of Golden, Colorado, and Eugene (Sharon) Woznick of Montrose, Colorado; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She is preceded in death by her husband Max A. Sherwood; her parents; daughter-in-law, Laura Sherwood; sister, Minnie Goetz; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jim Bixenmann, Faye Woznick, and Elmer Goetz.


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