Jack D. Wood
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 on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm with the memorial visitation commencing at 1:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. 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.