Richard “Rick” Dean Woodside

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June 11, 1962 ~ January 22, 2023

Richard Dean Woodside (Woody), 60, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 of natural causes. Rick was the son of Suzanne Smith (Anderson) and the late Alvin Leeland Woodside. He is survived by his wife, Heidi Woodside; children, Alexandria and Gagandeep Singh, Hanna Woodside, and Thomas Woodside; brother, David Woodside; and stepchildren, Tyler and Alesia Ode, Oak and Ivy; Paul and Kaitlin Ode, Beckett, Beau, Barron; Christian and Claire Ode, Thomas, Harvey, and Aurora; Calvin and Kaitlyn Ode; Eric and Kathryn Eigenberg; Lincoln and Bailey Ode, Burton and Baby O. 

Rick was raised in Oneida, IL, where he excelled in all things sports. He enjoyed summers with family and friends at Little John Club Lake. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Industrial Management and Technology.

Rick went on to raise his two daughters in the Chicago area and later traveled around the US for his job with BNSF Railway while raising his son, Thomas.

He finally settled in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he met his loving wife, Heidi. Together, they enjoyed spending time with family, watching football, and drinking top-shelf margaritas.

Rick was kind, curious, and playful. He enjoyed a cup of coffee in the morning and watching “the game” in the afternoon. He was a dog lover, antiquer, Cardinals and Bears fan (there’s always next year).

Rick adored his new role as grandpa and was honored to be caring for his mother. His greatest pride was his children. He is loved and will be missed by many. 

Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm, Friday, January 27, 2023, followed by a Celebration of Life service at Heartland Funeral Home: 1801 Frontier St, Brandon, SD 57005. A link to watch live is The streaming will begin at 12:30pm.

Memorials should be directed to Thomas Woodside College Fund, care of Heidi Woodside. Please Venmo @Heidi-Ode with the note “Thomas College” or send contributions to Heartland Funeral Home.

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  • Sending all my love to his wife Heidi, son Thomas and his girls. I’ve known Rick all my life and he was a big part of our family growing up. We will miss him terribly. My family loved Rick as one of there own. What a great guy, father and person
    Much love and prayers to u All. Sincerely, Beth Ann Lansing-Andersen

  • Karen Lowery says:

    No words can tell you how sorry we are to hear of Rick’s untimely death. Our prayers to you Heidi, Thomas, Hanna, Alex, David, Suzzane and extended families. Rick spent a lot of hours at our home or Troy at his house having fun and making life time memories. May God give you the “peace that passes all understanding”.
    Troy ,Debbie and Karen

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