Carol I. Wood
December 1, 1941 - February 10, 2021
Carol Irene Wood, age 79 of Temperance, passed away the evening of Wednesday February 10, 2021 at Hickory Ridge of Temperance.
Family and friends may visit from 12pm-5pm on Saturday February 13, 2021 at Rupp Funeral Home, where a service celebrating Carol's life will be held at the conclusion of visitation. Rev. Larry Detruf will officiate. Cremation with inurnment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Monroe will follow.
Carol was born December 1, 1941 in Hennepin County, MN. She was raised with love by the late Roy and Evelyn (Willborn) Milbrath. Carol earned her diploma upon graduation from high school, and would go on to be a homemaker for all her life, caring for her home and raising her children.
In her spare time, Carol loved to play games with friends and family. Her favorites included Bingo and Bunco. Carol was also an avid football fan and proudly identified as a "Cheesehead" since her all time favorite team was none other than the Green Bay Packers. But above all else, Carol loved spending time with her family and friends, particularly her adoring grandchildren who were very dear to her.
To cherish her memory, Carol leaves her son, Scott (Sherrianne) Wood; daughter, Tracie Wood; one brother, Fred (Ann) Wood; three sisters: Karen (James) Martin, Paulette (Jimmie) Emery, Rita (Scott) Larrow; and two grandchildren: Erica and Gabby Wood.
Along with her parents, Roy and Evelyn, Carol is also preceded in death by her siblings: Charlene Milbrath, Sharon (Ken) Erdman, Ben (Norma) Wood, Jeannette Klatt, and Punkie Lambert; and her daughter, Sherri Wood.
Carol resided at Hickory Ridge of Temperance Skilled Nursing Facility for the past 10 years. The family would like to acknowledge their gratitude for the amazing care the staff provided and treating Carol like they would their own parents or grandparents. Carol truly thought of the staff as family.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Carol's honor are asked to please do so to a charity they are passionate about.
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