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John Courtley Woudstra
March 10, 1938 October 15, 2010
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John Woudstra was the second of three children born to John and Margery Woudstra. He attended Ripon Schools and married his high school sweetheart, Hattie Woudstra.

He was a fabricator who built and designed almond harvesting equipment.  He was in this line of work for many years and eventually started his own business, Mid-State Manufacturing in Ripon.

In the late 1970s he married Norma Honodel and they took over Stockton Marine.

He loved being on or near the water and was particularly fond of the California Coast.  He enjoyed fishing, tending his vegetable garden and building and repairing things.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Janet Lindsay and wives Hattie and Norma.

He is survived by daughters Pam Woudstra of Ripon, Kim Witherow of Manteca, granddaughter Jessica Witherow of Manteca, sister Bernadine McClellan of Spokane, WA, and companion Trannie Stoetz of Manteca. He is also survived by step-daughters Debbie Witt of Angels Camp, Denielle Barnes of Ripon and her sons Matt Harper of Ripon and Willie Harper of San Francisco.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 910 E. North Street in Manteca.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010