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January 25, 2022

11/5/2021 5:29:00 AM
Amy Lynn Woodruff

Amy Lynn Woodruff, age 40, passed away Oct. 27, 2021 in Milwaukee. She was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 23, 1981 to Lawrence "Larry" and Lisa (Nelson) Beckley.

Amy graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1999 then joined the United States Army and was stationed in Hawaii. After serving four years she worked as a government contract worker in Mosul, Iraq and also served in the Army National Guard.

She is survived by her close friend, Charles Parnell of Milwaukee; mother, Lisa Beckley (Dave Sanderson); father, Larry Beckley; and her sisters Maggie (Bud) Schmidt and Lindsey (Kristopher) Kennedy, all of Rhinelander. Amy had no children of her own which made her love for her nieces and nephews, Lisa, Carly, Josie, Mikhail and Joseph, so much more special. She is further survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Amy was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Doris Beckley; maternal grandparents, Robert and Arlene Nelson; Uncle "Bob" Robert Nelson; and Aunt Joan Nelson.

We want Amy to be remembered for more than her struggles, she was our daughter, little sister and loving aunt. Amy was proud to serve her country and to be a veteran. She had a love of classic rock music and a unique, infectious giggle.

Amy will be laid to rest at the Northwoods National Cemetery in Harshaw on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at 11 a.m.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Disabled American Veterans Organization ( in Amy's name.

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2022
Article comment by: Jen Rose

Amy is a beautiful soul. Her battle is over and may you Rest In Peace my beloved friend. Im blessed to have met you. See you in heaven.

Posted: Monday, November 8, 2021
Article comment by: Angie Hirschhorn

We never had the pleasure of meeting AmyLynn.My husband and I just moved to Lake Tomahawk permently from Florida so we are newbies in the area.When I went to Trigs tonight and bought groceries and of course the local paper.
How terrible and very sad it was to read about AmyLynn.We are so sorry for your loss,if there is something we can do,please let us know.We are willing to help in any way.We will be making a donation to The Disabled American Veterans Org in Amy's name And we will be at the cemetery to pay our respect

Posted: Friday, November 5, 2021
Article comment by: Jakob Lairsey

Served with Amy in the Army. She was a great human being and a great friend. Rest in love with Aloha.

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