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Elmer Wood

November 17, 1928 ~ August 30, 2019 (age 90)



Elmer G. Wood, 90, of Champaign, IL passed away on August 30, 2019 at Country Healthcare & Rehab in Gifford IL. 

Elmer was born in Taylor Ridge, IL on November 17,1928 the son of John R. Wood and Elsie L. Wilken. He was a graduate of Reynolds Community High School and served in the United States Air Force as a supply technician.

He worked as a plant operator for Northern Illinois Water Corp for 21 years. He had a passion for playing cards at the Hays Center, enjoyed breakfast at McDonalds, lunch at Arby’s, and chocolate shakes at Steak N Shake.

Elmer is survived by his son Eric Wood (Clare) of Greenville SC, daughter Kim Rodgers (Darryl) of Cary NC,  granddaughter Erica Wood, grandson Justin Rodgers, brothers Henry Wood and Dwight Wood, as well as several family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sharon Wood, grandson Chase Rodgers, sisters Marna Snow and Paulena Broadfoot.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Urbana First Methodist Church in his memory.


Services for Elmer will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Urbana First United Methodist Church 304 S. Race St. Urbana, IL. 61801 at 12:30pm with a visitation held one hour prior from 11:30-12:30pm. He will be laid to rest at Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery 4112 W. Bloomington Road Champaign, IL. 61822


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