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Joan F. Wood

December 17, 2020


Joan F. Wood, 93, Wausau, died Thursday December 17, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.


She was born April 24, 1927 in the town of Rietbrock daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Laska) Wisniewski.


In her early working career, Joan had been employed at Milprint in Milwaukee and later worked in Wausau as a custodian at City Hall, Wausau Manor, The United Shop and Household Finance.  She was an avid seamstress for her family, enjoyed puzzles and word search games.  Traveling was a pastime she enjoyed through the years along with attending concerts, especially Rod Stewart and Cher.  Above all, Joan loved the time spent with her family and grandchildren.


Survivors include her two children, Mary (Michael) Stieber, Wausau, Kevin (Pamela) Wood, Mosinee; daughter-in-law, Corenna Kerstner-Wood, Alabama; grandchildren, Timothy Wood, Melissa (John) Prendota, Maria Stieber, Ashley Wood, Jordan Wood, Amanda (Curtis) Schjoneman, David (Jessica) Blunt, James (Nicki) Blunt; great grandchildren, Natalie Fisher, Nikki Jeager, Morgan Heberle, Neamiah Heberle, Levi Schjoneman, Ramsey Schjoneman, Mogan Schjoneman; one sister, Germaine Zimmerman, Iowa.


Besides her parents, Joan was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wood, siblings, Chester (Eleanor) Wisnewski, Irene (Edward) Landowski, Florian (Lucille) Wisniewski, Petronella Wisniewski, Dolores Wisniewski, Alice Luetteneger and a brother-in-law, Eldred Zimmerman.


Private committal services were held at Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  A public celebration of life will take place at a later date.


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