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Edward Everett

Wood, Edward E.,

Born to Eternal Life on Monday, December 26th, 2016, age 79. Son of the late Samuel and Anne Wood. Beloved brother of the late Martha (the late Henry) Antczak, Chuck (Donna) Wood, Tom (the late Sue) Wood, Jim (Darlene) Wood, Judy (the late Edgar) Hall, Sue (Doug) Johnson, and Cindy (Greg) Klineschmidt. Special thanks to Nelson, Tammy, and Don for their help and support. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 7th, from 11am-12pm, followed by the memorial service at 12pm.

Edward was very artistic, giving, and will be missed greatly by his entire neighborhood and family. He had a green thumb, and took great pride in his yard and garden, even receiving awards from the Greenfield Beautification Committee. He loved being outside in nature, and going for walks in the neighborhood. He also loved crafting home made Christmas ornaments, selling them to people as far away as Hawaii.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice appreciated.

Past Comments

Wendy Laurich

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Craig Danielewski

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Kristine Rank

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Susan Johnson

Ed & I have been close all through the years. We seemed to get along famously and both have a crazy sense of humor.
The last months which were so very hard on him; sometimes to lighten things up I’d start reminiscing about the past, like the time he sprayed me with cold water from the garden hose while sun bathing & Mom raved & ranted how he could have killed me. I looked so innocent but later locked him in the outhouse till I thought he’d had enough!
Or the time we took a nice Spring ride, ending up in the town of Erin, and found
ourselves riding in the St. Patty’s Day Parade! We noticed people looking into the car to see WHO we were; & Ed said “oh, just wave & look important!”

Ed took me on long walks to all the special places near our home, Lauerman’s Woods, the swimming hole He & the boys used to frolic in, the Rapid Transit line that passed Moe’s House, the” real springs” which gave Cold Spring road it’s name. He taught me the names of trees & plants & how to identify them by their leaves & markings.
He took me to fairs, antique malls, dime store shopping, lots of good lunches, Cedarburg and other long slow rides just to enjoy the scenery!

Ed was always there to give a helping hand too. Many times he was there to help us move, clean, & paint our “abodes” and thankfully HE knew what he was doing as we did not! He taught me to wallpaper and he & I did a few outside jobs together & even got paid! That’s another story!!!!!!

Ed knew that he was put on this earth for a reason, & he said it was to take care of our folks in their final years. He was indeed their loving care-giver and he lovingly tended to their every need so that they would be able to spend their final days together; in the home they loved.

Ed was most generous with his time, energies, resources,& caring for people. One day we received a call from Ed; “Today I saw this cute little house for sale & I went in & I really liked it, so I put some earnest money on it……thought you & Doug might want to buy it, I’ll borrow you the down payment if you want to buy it.” I thought for sure he was kidding, but it was true! What a brother! I’m still getting over that one! It was our first home & we have so many great memories having lived there. Being not far from the family home, it was great to have Mom, Dad, & Ed over often.

Ed loved his gardening & went through years where he’d fall in love with Iris’s, peonies, lilies, roses, hydrangeas and he would study & buy specimen plants which he just loved tending to. He had a green thumb, like no one I’ve ever known, He loved plants, & they loved him! He loved when I’d call & we’d talk “garden” and he’d answer my questions using all his expertise!
He helped us plant flowers, bushes, maple trees, & one time 38 small pines in our back yard. He hauled wheel barrels of dirt & showed us how to get grass seed to grow when our yard was torn up! And sooooooo much more!

Ed loved people and I know that he has touched your life in some special way too.
Ed wasn’t happy unless he was helping or doing something to make someone happy…..
I could probably write a good book about the Eddie I know, I’m so glad I was able to spend some sweet time with him while he was so ill. We prayed together every time we visited with him which was at least once a week and He was looking forward to going on home to heaven. I know Ed is with his Lord & family that have gone on before. Thank you Lord for Ed, he was a real gift sent from You!

Sister Sue Johnson (Wood)

Kristine Rank

Eddie Was such a Lovely soul , he was so good to everyone he knew . I Loved his querky cense of humor . I am so Happy we have many of his Most beautifull ornaments to enjoy with good memories of him. We Miss you and will keep you and all your Loved ones in our prayers . Kristine Rank and Michael Mason

Susan Johnson

Tammy, Nelson & Family,
I loved your memorial to Ed. He indeed was a great brother & friend to many.
Ed, & our entire family have been soooo blessed by all that you have done for Ed while he was going through this long illness. The many, many times you were called on to check on him, the delicious meals, the grass cutting, weed pulling & trimming; the trips to doctors offices;( toting his oxygen)and taking him out to lunch or a ride after too! For so meticulously taking notes so we knew what the doctors said, making emergency runs to the house, even through the snow! ,taking care of important phone calls concerning his healthcare,& helping him when he was so very confused by it all .Being a good listener & friend when he was lonely; encouraging Ed & the whole family when discouraged; many visits to the hospital & even hospice…..the list goes on & on. It ALL means so much to us!
I know God sends special people into our lives “for just a time as this.” May God bless you & your family abundantly for all that you have done. I can’t imagine how we would have gotten through all this without your selfless willingness to help a friend & neighbor in need. People like you really do make this world a better place. Love & hugs from the Wood family.

Jeff Antczak

My uncle Eddie, who was instrumental in helping me develop good left-handed penmanship. Many, many wonderful memories. You will be missed a great deal!
Thank you, for all you have done, for so many people in several families.

Love, Jeff……………………………..

Cassandra Gorski

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The Perry Family

We have been friends and neighbors of Ed’s for almost 24 years. We feel very blessed to have known him for so long. He was very welcoming when we moved in and informed us of all the history of the area and of our house. Most of our visits were while we were working on the yard or in our flower beds. He always had the best advice and was always willing to share his beautiful plants with us. (Hydrangeas, Phlox, Peonies, Golden Current, etc.). His best advice was to always add white flowers because they really make all the other colors “pop”.
He loved his family more than anything! He shared numerous stories of the Wood family get togethers/reunions/parties. He talked about how Ma Wood would clean on Fridays because everyone would be coming over. They always told her not to clean before hand to clean when they left because the young ones would dump the hampers to hide in and all the pictures would be crooked and need straightening. He talked about antiquing with Sue and all the fun they had together. He talked about all the delicious food everyone made. He looked so forward to Chuck and Tom coming for their weekly lunch date. We benefited from that on occasions when there was too much potato salad, pineapple upside down cake and blueberry pie…YUM! The man could cook/bake!!!
Ed’s passion was his yard. He had the most beautiful yard and Greenfield honored him with the Greenfield Beautification award one year! Honestly he could have won that annually! He spent hours gardening and we all benefited from his efforts. There was always someone stopping by to ask him questions about his different plants and he always had plants to share! When he got sick it was so hard for him! He wanted to be outside working in his yard!
He was so blessed with family and friends! He always had a car in the driveway. Not just when he got sick, but all through the years! He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone! Thank you for teaching me how to make your star ornaments! It’s a memory I will cherish forever! Thank you for your patience too! Ed was left-handed so I kept getting turned around and eventually gave up and made them like him……. left-handed!
Enjoyed getting to know the Wood family! As Ed said Cindy, you were an angel to him! You did so much for him when he got sick! Everyone did their part! When he was lonely, he had visitors, when he was hungry, people brought food, when it was too quiet someone called, when his TV wouldn’t work Cindy brought Greg, when he had doubts you prayed! That’s what we are suppose to do… love and care for each other!!!!
Until we see you again my friend, Rest in Peace!
You and your family are and will be in our prayers!
We know that God has you overseeing one of His Magnificent Gardens!!!

We love you Ed! You will be missed!

The Perry Family,
Nelson, Tammy, Kaitlyn, Carly and Connor

Debbie Minger

Ed was one of the friendliest and nicest people in the world. Living down the block from him for 27 years, everytime I drove by his house and he was outside, I would stop and talk to him or honk and wave as I went by. One morning when I was taking a walk, he called me over and invited me into his house. We talked for a bit and he showed me the beautiful Christmas ornaments he made and sold. I loved looking at his yard. It was so beautiful and well kept.

Ed will be sorely missed in the neighborhood.
We love you Ed.

Debbie & Tim Minger

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