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George R. Wood

August 19, 1947 May 28, 2020
George R. Wood
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Obituary for George R. Wood

George Robert Wood was born August 19, 1947 to George W. and Catherine (Corneer) Wood in Blair, Nebraska. He entered into eternal rest May 28, 2020 at his home in Tekamah, Nebraska, at the age of 72 years.

George graduated from Tekamah High School in 1965. George met the love of his life, Janice Picton in San Diego, California. They were united in marriage October 2, 1971 at Chapel of Bells in San Diego. They were married for 48 years. To this marriage six children were born. He was proud of all his children and their spouses. He had deep love for all his grandchildren.

George served in the Navy from 1968-1972, during the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Chicago CG11 as a Radarman, stationed in San Diego. His patriotism was strong and inspiring. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

He worked as a welder for 40 years at Kelly Ryan Equipment in Blair. He was a Cub Scout Leader for 14 years for Pack 158.

George was a quiet man, but if he knew you, he would visit with you for hours. He enjoyed working in his yard, garden and tinkering in his garage.

George was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law.

Survivors include his wife, Janice “Jan”; sons, Joseph of Elkhorn, NE; Andrew (Elizabeth) of Lincoln, NE, Matthew (Mackenzie) of Ashland, NE, Michael (Kristin) of Bennington, NE, Lucas (Samantha) of Arlington, NE, daughter, Amy (Thomas) Yoachim of Grand Island, NE; 10 grandsons; 4 granddaughters.

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Graveside Service




1:00 PM 6/4/2020 1:00:00 PM
Tekamah Cemetery

Tekamah, NE 68061

Graveside Service with Military Honors. We are following all current health directives regarding COVID-19. We encourage wearing masks and will social distance by household.

Tekamah Cemetery
Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Tekamah Cemetery Final Resting Place

Tekamah, NE 68061

Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Tekamah Fire and Rescue

ATTN: Mike Bank
1515 M St
Tekamah, NE 68061

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