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William Dean Wood

The funeral service for William Dean “Bill” Wood, 74, of Marshall, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022, at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the remembrance center. Interment will follow the service at the Russell Cemetery. A light lunch will follow the services at the remembrance center. A livestream and recording of the service will be available at https://youtu.be/a_RxhPCWjDo. Casual dress preferred.

Bill died unexpectedly at his residence in Marshall on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Bill was born on October 7, 1947, in Marshall, to Walter and Anne Wood of Russell. He grew up with two older brothers and an older sister. Bill’s love for hunting and fishing started at an early age. He had a lake right across the road to perfect his cast and was always on the hunt for that monster walleye.

Bill graduated from Russell High School and enrolled in the inaugural class of the Auto Mechanic program at Canby Vo-Tech School. He graduated in May of 1967. Bill began his career at Lutz Motors and then moved to Tholen Auto Sales which later became Kruse Motors. He tried retirement but soon realized he was too much of a people person to be home all of the time. He needed something to do when the fish weren’t biting so he worked part-time at Napa, then Carquest. Bill lived for that first ripe tomato slice on a burger every summer and took great pleasure in seeing his great-granddaughter’s smiles.

Bill married Sherlynn (Danielson) on November 2, 1968. The couple made their home in Marshall for over 53 years. He is survived by wife, Sherlynn and their two children: Jonathan (and Kim) Wood and Jennifer Wood plus five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a third due in June. Also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Marvin and Dennis, sister Melva and nieces Joyce and Judy.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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A candle was lit in memory of William Wood

Gail Sand Feb 1 2022 11:16 PM

Bill and his older sister Melva holding me.

Janet Manni Jan 30 2022 3:52 PM

Uncle Bill was born in 1947 and I was born in 1951, so he was like my older brother. In Russell, we loved it when Grandma Ann would say "let's go to the park and have a little lark" and Uncle Biill never got tired of pushing me on the merry-go-round and swings until I was dizzy. Halloween was always fun in Russell because Grandma Ann made popcorn balls as big as our faces and we filled our pillow cases with candy. Grandma told us bedtime stories that she made up as she went along as we heard the crackle of her kerosene lamp. Bill's father Walter died when he was about ten. When we visited Russell the neighbor kids came to Grandma's lawn and we played baseball. A homerun meant you chased the ball down the hill, trying to outrun the ball before it reached the creek.Uncle Bill and I waded through creeks checking his minnow traps and searched the Russell lawns after dark with our flashlights looking for nightcrawlers. We played tag and lots of card games. When Bill and Grandma drove to Circle Pines, Bill had friends there too. I was honored to be a bridesmaid in Bill and Sherlynn's beautiful wedding and shared their joy and excitement as their family grew. Uncle Bill you will be missed. Love you. Rest in peace❤🙏

Janet Manni Jan 29 2022 1:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Wood

Larry vlaminck Jan 28 2022 5:49 PM

Bill Wood was a valued friend , auto serviceman and patient whose presence enriched my life during the 43 years I knew him while living in Marshall. I am sure his many roles in our society benefited all who knew him. Thank you, Bill, for your service.

C. Paul Martin, M.D. Jan 28 2022 12:08 PM

What a great neighbor! We were not in the neighborhood long but Bill would pop over and see what projects Doug was working on. ... such a great guy ... I would see him around town and always had a wave and a smile. Rest in peace Bill.

Dorothy Krogen Jan 28 2022 11:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Wood

Tom Traxinger Jan 28 2022 7:53 AM

i worked with Bill at Tholens from 92 to 2002, he was a good friend and mentor . iIwent fishing with Bill a couple of times and no matter where we went he always seem to be the one the fish would bite for , you could switch positions in the boat and he still was th only one ketching anything . Bill was in the same class at Canby with my older brother and we would often talk about that as i had same instructor at Canby as they did. Rest easy my friend you deserve it . My thoughts and Prayers are with the family.

Jon Kruger Jan 27 2022 9:00 AM

So many great memories I had with uncle Bill. I enjoyed fishing and hunting with him and he made any trip with him a special memory. He was a person who had a lot of love in his heart and made everyone better for knowing him. Rest in peace, and so sorry for your loss.

Merl Daniels Jan 26 2022 10:11 PM

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