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Harold J. Wood 1922-2008

Nov 4, 2008

Funeral service for Harold Wood of Emmetsburg was Sunday, Nov. 2, at Grace Baptist Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Curtis DeFord and the Rev. Don Bade officiated.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

On Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, Harold Wood, 86, passed away in Frisco, TX.

Harold James Wood was born June 5, 1922, in Evan, MN, the son of Ralph and Mary (Myers) Wood. The family moved to Rodman when Harold was four years old. He attended country school until ninth grade when he had to quit and help his dad with the potato farm.

On Jan. 4, 1942, Harold was united in marriage to Verdine Wickey in Emmetsburg. Harold farmed in the Emmetsburg area for over 50 years, and he enjoyed actively helping his two sons with day to day farming.

Harold was a member of Calvary Gospel Assembly Church in Estherville, and he attended Grace Baptist Church in Emmetsburg. He measured land for FSA for 30 years, and he served for 15 years on the Farm Bureau Board.

Harold enjoyed family history, genealogy, visiting with relatives wherever they resided, and having coffee at the Cylinder Café, McNally’s Bake Shop, Food Pride, the elevator and the Senior Dinner Date. He and Verdine spent 25 winters in Arizona where they played lawn bowling and bocce ball. Harold also loved to go for drives to look at the crops, but most of all, he loved his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Verdine; children, Gerald and wife, Barbara, and Dale and wife, Ann, all of Emmetsburg, and Sheryl and husband, Vern Bell of Little Elm, TX; four grandchildren: Naomi, Hannah, Amber and Amy; five great-grandchildren: Mya, Aidan, Carys, Rhys and Cloe. Also surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Boyer of San Diego, CA and Dorothy Duncan of Portland, OR.

Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dean; grandson, Aaron Wood; great-grandson, Griffin McIntosh; two brothers, Donald and Bill; and three sisters, Helen Koenecke, Marilyn Fogelman and Theresa Woodbeck.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com