Obit: Wood, Gerald James Sr. (1942 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Beck, Furgiulle, Hagen, Mayrer, Niehoff, Wood, Zabilka

----Source: The Heindl Funeral Home (Prentiss, WI) 4/02/2017

Wood, Gerald James Sr. (23 OCT 1942 - 29 MAR 2017)

Gerald James Wood Sr., 74, of Ogema, died at his home while under the care of his family and Hope Hospice.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 23, 1942, the son of Carroll and Margaret Wood. He served his country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964. He was married to Carol Beck in Burbank, Illinois, on October 17, 1964.

He was employed as an automobile mechanic for most of his working career. Locally he operated Jerry’s Shell Service in Ogema, and most recently was employed by Phillips Ford in Phillips until the time of his retirement. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church of Prentice, served with the Ogema Fire Company for 35 years, and served as an EMT for two years. In 1995 he was given the gift of life by brothers Fred and Tom with a kidney transplant. In his free time he enjoyed riding his Gator, spending time in his workshop, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; by three children, Gerald Jr. (Carrie), Hilton Head Island, SC, Cathy (Rick) Mayrer, Medford, and James (Teri), Oshkosh; by eight grandchildren, Matthew, Adam, Jack, Seth, Beck, Andrew, Alex, and Brian; by one great grandchild, Elijah; by two brothers, Thomas (Jeanette), Oak Lawn, Il and Fred (Donna), Pewaukee, WI; and by one brother-in-law, Ronald Zabilka.

He is preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Niehoff, Lillian Furgiulle, and Harriett Zabilka.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 7, at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prentice with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the Funeral Mass. Military Honors will be accorded by the Southern Price County VFW Post No. 8491. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Ogema.

Friends may call at the church on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.



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