Obit: Wood, Maurice A. Sr. (1914 - 2005)

Contact: Dolores Kenyon

Surnames: Wood, Hale, Janicki, Miller, Zahrte

----Sources: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, WI) March 30, 2005

Wood, Maurice A. Sr. (1 JUL 1914 - 27 MAR 2005)

Maurice A Wood SR, age 90 of Fairdealing, MO, and formerly of Black River Falls died Sunday March 27, 2005, in the Mark Twain Caring Center, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Maurice was born July 1, 1914, in the town of Dewhurst, Clark County, near Merrillan to Homer A and Edith (Hale) Wood. He was raised in the Sparta area.

Maurice married the former Helen J Janiciki Dec. 3, 1941, in Black River Falls. The couple lived in Chicago, Merrillan and Disco before settling in the Pine Hill area of Jackson County in 1967. Helen Wood died July 13, 1997. Following the death of his wife, Helen, Maurice moved to Fairdealing, MO with his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and James Miller.

From the 1950’s until 1980, Maurice was employed at Fort McCoy. He also owned and operated the Pine Hill Auto Salvage Yard with his wife and son, Maurice, Jr., for many years. He enjoyed fishing and dealing in salvage materials.

Surviving Maurice is his daughter, Beverly (James) Miller of Fairdealing, MO; four grandchildren, Rebecca Zahrte, Jennifer Miller, Joseph Miller and Rachel Miller; two great-grandchildren, Sean Zahrte and McKenzi Zahrte; a brother Victor (Josephine) Wood of Black River Falls; a daughter-in-law, Norma Wood of Black River Falls; and numerous other relatives.

Preceding Maurice in death in addition to his wife, Helen, are two sons, Richard Wood and Maurice Wood, JR; and four sisters, Dymple, Faye, Gladys and Inez.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 1, 2005, at 2 p.m. from the Buswell Funeral Home and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, both in Black River Falls.

Family and friends are invited to cal at the Buswell Funeral Home ( ) Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. until services.



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