Robert Edwin Wood - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

July 26, 1930 - July 6, 2022

Robert Edwin Wood passed away July 6th, 2022, at the age of 91. He passed away at Cedars Rehabilitation Facility in St. Louis Park, MN.

Bob was born in Minneapolis to Edwin and Marvel Wood and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He spent time in Sheridan Wyoming as a ranch hand before joining the army the worked in the oil fields and meet his future wife in Terry Montana. After getting married in 1954 they settled down in Minneapolis where he briefly owned a gas station. Later Bob and Rose purchased a house in Richfield Minnesota and were blessed with a son and two daughters. Bob became a truck driver first hauling boats to Florida and changing to short hauls to be home with his family most nights. Shortly after his wife past he moved to The Pines Living Community and eventually to Minnehaha Senior Living.

Bob is survived by his children, Mark (Elizabeth "Beth") Wood, Marvel (Dennis) Kretzmann and Joyce (Jeff) Olson; grandchildren, Lena Soo Hee Wood, Brooke (Dustin) Clark, Kari (Nick) Deery and Amy Monacelli; great-grandchildren, Sutton Clark, Emerson Clark, Sullivan Clark, and Finn Monacelli.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Marvel Wood; loving; wife, Rose "Doll" Wood; precious grandson, Robert Olson; aunts, uncles, in-laws, and his special sister-in-law, Aggie Madison.

We cherish the memories we have with our father and know he is smiling down on all of us.

A Masonic ceremony will take place prior to the start of the visitation at 9:30AM


  1. Caroline Hoerner says:

    Uncle Bob a hero to his family but also to the many nieces and nephews that he never forgot. Even tho the miles were many his phone conversations were precious with memories to last a life time. He shared his experiences of life, wisdom we all can carry forth to be better people. Will miss him but know he is now pain free and having many conversations with his loved ones in heaven.

  2. Bettsy Williams says:

    Happy Birthday, Uncle Bob! Thank you for all your phone calls and keeping your nieces and nephews informed of family happenings. We all appreciate your thoughtfulness. You told many stories of your adventures in your long life and the wisdom you gained. Now you are smiling down on us from heaven. You are missed here on earth. Lots of love to you.

  3. Don J Barth says:

    Uncle Bob, a wonderful man to the end. His passing ends our direct connection with Doll siblings but many cousins will remember his thoughtful contacts. Go with peace!

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