Merle “Woody” D. Woodside
Date of Birth
November 4, 1942
Prescott, Iowa
Entered into Rest
March 14, 2023
Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*The funeral will be live streamed on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Monday, March 20, 2023 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designations.

Merle “Woody” D. Woodside, 80 of Memphis, NE passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE.  He was born November 4, 1942 in Prescott, IA to Harold and Erma (Strong) Woodside.  Woody grew up in Iowa on the family farm.  He graduated from Prescott High School in 1960.   He worked as a mechanic for Lyman-Richey in Omaha for many years.  He was united in marriage to Scarlet Nissen on February 4, 1993 in Elk Point, SD.

Woody was a meticulous dresser and a social bull crapper.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, watching auctions on TV and watching wildlife outside his windows.  He especially loved spending time with his family.  In his earlier years, he was a professional drag racer.  He restored his 1974 Nova SS and donated it to “Cars for Kids”.

Merle is survived by his wife, Scarlet Woodside, children, Chylynn (Gary) Nelson, Trina McCall, Mandy (Fernando) Solis, Marcus Nissen & Austin (Stacy) Nissen;
14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and his canine companions, Toby & Penny Lane.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Erma Woodside, infant sister, Sharon Woodside; son, Joe Nissen, Jr.; granddaughter, Bethany; great-grandson, Ernie Bahm and his canine companions, Bucky, Chancey, Precious & Peki.

Condolences for Merle “Woody” D. Woodside
  1. Teri Miller
    • March 16, 2023 - 12 months ago

    Scarlet. So very sorry about Woody. Rich always enjoyed visiting with him so much. He always had a smile and joke. Prayers to you and family.

  2. karen fox
    • March 17, 2023 - 12 months ago

    So sorry scarlet prayers to you

  3. Josh Hodges
    • March 20, 2023 - 12 months ago

    I am going to miss my talks with him. His voice saying Hi bud when you get there.

  4. Laura
    • July 21, 2023 - 8 months ago

    So sad to read of Merle’s passing. He was the best friend I ever had. RIP Merle.

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