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Donald E. Wood

Roxana 12/28/2013

Donald Wood--Roxana

Donald E. Wood, 88, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at his home.

Born Oct. 22, 1925 in Wanda, he was a son of Edwin and Louise (Ahrens) Wood.

He married L. Jean Horstman on Aug. 28, 1948 in Alton. She passed away Nov. 20, 2013.

Don was a U.S. Marine who served his country in both World War II. He worked as a US Postal Service letter carrier for the Edwardsville Post Office.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Eschbacher of Alton; two sons, Mike Wood of Roxana and David (Jennifer) Wood of Lincolnton, Ga.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Bernice Bosich of Wood River and Louise Taggart of Scottsdale, Ariz.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Wood.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at Cornerstone Church, 196 S. Moreland Road in Bethalto.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church.

Services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with online guestbook available at www.paynicfh.com

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