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Ruth Wood

February 17, 1931 — October 4, 2022

Ruth E. Wood, age 91, passed on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, in Merrill, Wisconsin.

Ruth was born on February 17, 1931, to the late William and Myrtle (Oehler) Miller. After graduating from high school, she attended beauty school and became a beautician for Winnebago County Health for over 25 years. She was united in marriage to George Wood on January 14, 1955. They raised three children together: Lyle, David, and Mark.

Ruth’s favorite pass times were, crocheting, playing bingo, going to the casinos, going to farmers markets, being outdoors and camping. Every Sunday she enjoyed listening to polka. She will be deeply missed by her family and dear friends.

Ruth is survived by her children, Lyle (Cindy) Wood, and Mark (Monica) Wood; her siblings Rosemary, Barbara and Frederick; her grandchildren; Shelly, Luke, Ross, Kirsten, Kyle, Aubrey, Ericka, Tabitha, Amber, and Allison; 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great- grandson, along with many other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband George, son David, grandchild Kristopher, brother Edward, and sister Ethel.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel, starting at 11:00 am. A visitation will take place prior to service starting at 10:00 am. Burial will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 11:00 am at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Family would like to thank Bill, Jean, Kathy, and Doris for the love and care they provided to Ruth over the years.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center

522 Adams St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

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Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center

522 Adams St, Wausau, WI 54403

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