William Bert Wood, age 91 of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at Rennes Health and Rehab of Rhinelander. He was born on Dec. 17, 1929 to Percy and Ethel (Everest) Wood in Saginaw, Mich.
At the age of 12, Bill moved to Copper Harbor, Mich. and graduated from Calumet High School in 1949. After high school he married his wife of 68 years, Patricia Krause, on Oct. 17, 1953 in Lake Linden, Mich. Bill joined the United States Army in 1954 and was stationed in Alaska for two years. Upon completing his military service he moved back to Michigan and in 1963 he completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Forestry from Michigan Tech University. Bill and Patricia moved to Rhinelander in 1963 and he started his employment with the Department of Natural Resources in Rhinelander where he stayed till his retirement in 1991.
Bill enjoyed many activities with his family including hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. He was also certified by the Coast Guard to operate passenger vessels on all of the Great Lakes but Lake Superior held a special place in his heart. Bill loved his family most of all and made sure they were always included in everything he did.
Bill is survived by his wife Patricia of Rhinelander, sons James (Jean) Wood of Rhinelander, Timothy Wood of Minocqua, Thomas (Bobbie Sue) Wood of Houghton, Mich., daughter-in-law Jolie Wood of Mosinee, grandchildren Andrew, Kevin, Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin, Joseph, Anna; great-grandchildren William and Jocelyn; brother Jack Wood, other family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his infant son Michael, son Ronald, and sister Patricia.
A private family service will be held for Bill. You may leave your private condolences for the Wood family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the family.
Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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I am sorry about Bill and I will miss him greatly and appreciate his caring friendship and he was a great father and family man. Patricia my condolences to you,Tim,Tom,Jim .
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