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Jack D. Wood

Published January 01,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Jack D. Wood, 84, a resident of Ingleside, IL, formally of Wheeling, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 3, 1936 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Anne Wood.

Jack was a SeaBee veteran of the Navy. He attended Western Michigan on a football scholarship until a knee injury. He worked for AT&T, Illinois Bell through their transition back to AT&T for 34 years with multiple craft positions and promotions and retired as a manager. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time in Door County with family and friends. He was a loyal and loving husband. He was loved and cherished by all who crossed his path. He was a supportive, generous, and encouraging father and a beloved father in law. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events and snuggling his great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed and forever live in our hearts.

Jack is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Yolanda “Lonnie” Wood, his children Jack V. (Katie) Wood, Cheryl Wood, Nancy (Jeff Scharfe) Wood, and Michael (Dani) Wood, his grandchildren Sean Wood, Jacqueline (Russ) Johannesson, Alex Scharfe, Isabella Wood, and Victoria Wood, his step grandchildren Nicholas Juris, Clayton Juris, and Victoria Juris, his great grandchildren Ellie Johannesson and Addison Johannesson and his brother Robert (Patricia) Wood.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mildred Schaaphok, and daughter in law Kathy Wood.  A memorial visitation and service will be held at a later date.  All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to JourneyCare Hospice. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

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34 Comments

  1. I will miss you . So many good times!( Door County) . You will be remembered by many !! I will never forget you !! Love you Jack❤️

  2. What a great uncle to have had the privilege to have in my young life. He also had a big smile for everyone. He is one of the men that helped mold my life. Love ya and will miss you Uncle Jack.

  3. A man of great integrity, caring and humble with a Big heart – that’s Jack ! A truly wonderful neighbor and friend will be missed by all. Greatly appreciate Jack’s direction, guidance mentorship on many topics down life’s journey. Lonnie – thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Love Peter & Jeanne Dziadus

    1. Thank you Peter and Jeanne for the kind words about my Dad. Peter, my Dad had great respect for you and my mom reminded me about you two going door to door to get signatures to avoid having renters in the complex. My Dad truly was a friend to all.

  4. Jack was the epitome of goodness. He was a man of integrity. He was a generous, kind and loyal friend, He was a true gentleman. Jack was a true family man. He was the perfect husband to Lonnie. He never wanted to be apart from Lonnie, they were always together. They were a true love story. Jack will live in our hearts forever and be our example of true eloquence. He was an exceptional, loyal and moral man. The angels will take him straight to heaven. With much love in remembrance of Jack and prayers and love to Lonnie. Love, Kelly & Ron

  5. Dear Lonnie, so sorry to hear of your great loss. Jack will be missed by all who knew him. Loving thoughts and prayers for you and family.

  6. Out thoughts and prayers are with Lonnie and family at this sad time..remembering a sweet guy and good neighbor..

  7. Dear Kelly and Ron
    Thank you for the precious words. Filled my eyes with tears. He was a wonderful husband and my friend. We will miss all of our fun times together ❤️Lon

  8. My Dad loved and would do anything to support his family, especially his wife, my mother. He influenced and left his mark on everyone he met. This world is a better place because of him and we are all at a loss without him. He would want us all to remember what he taught and told us. Keep your heart open and your smiles wide! Also put Olives in your Manhattans! We will miss you Dad, but lessons and you remembered forever.

  9. Lonnie, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Bob and Rita

  10. Jack was such a dear friend to so many of us.
    He will be missed.
    Condolences to his dear loving family.

  11. Dear Lonnie and family,
    I am with you spiritually and know how difficult this time is for all of you. As Mom’s sister and your Aunt Grace, I know only too well how difficult this time is. Just last November (2019) I had to say “goodbye” to “Uncle Ed” and even today, I miss everything about him. I had 67 years of marriage with him, and your Mom is not too far behind. How fast the years go by!! I still remember being Mom’s matron of honor, and look at all of you today. Brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all started by “Jack and Lonnie.” God Bless You

    1. Dear Grace, yes your words mean a lot to me. Jack will live forever in my heart. Love is strong. Lonnie, the middle child.

  12. Dear Lon,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    The memories of the life you and Jack shared, will always remain in your heart.
    Love
    Gee Gee

  13. Dear Aunt Lonnie ,Jack,Cheryl,Nancy and Michael and your families
    Our thoughts and prayers are continued throughout these times. Memories of togetherness and the fun of life you all shared are to keep and treasure forever.
    Love
    Sharon.

    1. Dear Gee
      You are a wonderful sister to have. Jack always enjoyed your comments and true words no matter what! Love you from all my family. Thank you for your precious words
      ❤️U Lon

  14. Dear Aunt Lonnie, Jack,Cheryl,Nancy and Michael,
    We have fond memories of your family.Uncle Jack was a good man and one of my best Uncles. Our sympathy is with you all,
    Love,
    Kay and Hank Calamia

  15. Dear Aunt Lonnie and family,
    Our deepest condolences. Uncle Jack was an honorable, compassionate and selfless man. When we would visit, as children, he was so kind and gentle and so tall! His gentleness is what I will remember.

  16. Dear Gee
    Thank you for the special words
    Our precious memories will stay in my heart forever
    ❤️U Lon

  17. Condolences to you Lonnie & your family.
    Jack will be greatly missed. Hugs
    Love you 🙏🏻❤️

  18. Dear Lon –
    You both have been special friends and we are so sorry for your loss. Jack was a very kind and compassionate man and we will miss his great smile, laughter and his big hugs. Lon, we are so happy to have shared so many wonderful memories of all the great times we had together. Love you, Jim and Sandy

    1. Dear Sandy and Jim
      I will miss Jack so much. Our wonderful memories will keep him live in our hearts. I remember one time we were all cross country skiing down this small hill, first I fell, then Jack, and Sandy came to help and she fell. And then Jim looked and said I’m not going near you guys! We had so much fun together.
      ❤️You both, Lon

  19. Dearest Lonnie, Don and I are so saddened by the loss of your Jack… The bit of time we had with him was always so enjoyable! Know that we are here for you! Anytime you’d like to get together please call us 815–2 36–9893. With love Don and Lenore

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