Gene Gilbert Wood , 81
Gene G. Wood, 81, of Wittenberg, died on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born on April 22, 1936 in Bowler, the son of the late Gilbert and Viola (Treptow) Wood.
On December 27, 1959, Gene was united in marriage to JoAnn Raddant in Shawano. She survives.
Gene was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1958 to 1960.
Gene was employed as a truck driver for Schroeder Oil for many years until his retirement. He played baseball and softball for both Wittenberg and Almon for many years and was a Milwaukee Brewers fan. He was a BIG John Deere fan and enjoyed tilling gardens and plowing snow for others.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Wood of Wittenberg; children, Bruce Wood of Kronenwetter and Pamela VanOoyen of Weston; grandchildren, Ashley Wood, Kristin Wood, Kassidi Wood, Brayden VanOoyen and Brogan VanOoyen.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Geraldine Wood.
A memorial service will be held at 7PM on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Rev. Clifford Kessen will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3PM until the time of service at the funeral home.