Derwood "Woody" La Valla

Derwood “Woody” Keith La Valla, 92, of Harris MN passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020, at Grace Point Commons in Cambridge and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Woody proudly served in WWII from April 25, 1946, until October 13, 1947, in the Army Air Corps - rising to the rank of Corporal.

He loved to garden, fish, and watch the different birds that would visit his feeders.

Woody is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Elsie; brothers Jack and Gordon; wife Ella; son Rodney; and great grandson Anthony. He is survived by his brother Walter (Josie); children Marilynn (Jim) Cartier, Sheryl (Terry) Graf, Kurt, Scot (Alicia), Lori (Jeff) Peterson; Dale (Ann Ringhand), Linda (Jeff) Fricke, and Tracy Fairbanks; his 26 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

The Memorial for Woody will be held at 10 a.m. on June 26, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in Cambridge with a light luncheon to follow.

Memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, American Kidney Fund, or Alzheimer’s Association.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.