James Edgar Wood
October 18, 1924 - November 20, 2021
Birthplace: Sidney, Nebraska
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

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James Edgar Wood, age 97, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. James was born October 18, 1924 in Sidney, Nebraska, the son of Earl Robert and Vera Alma (Hand) Wood. During the depression, the family made their way to the West by picking fruits and vegetables for farmers along the way. They ended up in Yakima, Washington, where they lived for many years. James served in the United States Navy in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. He moved back to Washington after his time of service. James was united in marriage to Maxine Turney on September 16, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington. They lived many places throughout the United States before moving to Red Oak, Iowa, in 2002. Jim was a contractor and builder for many years all over the country. James and Maxine spent many years in Nebraska where their children were raised. Jim always enjoyed bowling, golfing, boating, camping, story- telling, and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife: Maxine on January 17, 2015; sister: Jane Schoop; and brothers: Pat Wood and Wallace Wood. Survivors include his children: Janet Hansen of Red Oak, IA; Susan Swan and husband Rich of Omaha, NE; and Michael Wood and wife Brenda of Wimberly, TX; grandchildren: Aaron Hansen and wife Elise of Austin, TX; Jeff Swan and wife Julie of Omaha, NE; Julie Miers and husband Corey of Omaha, NE; Kevin Swan of Omaha, NE; and Christopher Wood and wife Heather of Wimberly, TX; great-grandchildren: Christian Swan and wife Liz, Faith Swan, Logan Miers, Aaliyah Swan, Piper Miers, Sophie Hansen; Oliver James Wood, and Melody Wood; great great grand-children: Oliver Swan and Harley Swan; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A private family celebration of life funeral will be held with burial to be in the Evergreen Cemetery with military honors.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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