Obituary of Rex Allen Wood
Rex Wood, 61, of Cloquet MN passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, July 31, 2022. Rex was born September 14, 1960 in Waterloo Iowa to Ross and Phyllis (Merfeld) Wood. His early years were spent in Sumner Iowa. On August 2, 1980 in Cedar Falls, Iowa Rex married Rebecca Olson. They had four children, Ryan, Amanda, Andrea, and Rhianna.
Rex worked construction as a carpenter, building bridges as a scaffolder, and concrete construction. Later he became a millwright switching from the carpenters union to Millwright 1348 in Virginia MN. Rex enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross Wood Jr., and Phyllis Merfeld; son, Ryan Wood; and brother, Leslie Wood.
Rex is survived by his wife, Rebecca of Cloquet, Minnesota; daughters, Amanda (Daniel) Linder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Andrea (Matthew) Piirainen of Esko, Minnesota, Rhianna (Sean) McDonald of Superior, Wisconsin; sister, Linda McMahon of Sumner, Iowa; and brother, Larry (Kris) Wood of Sumner, Iowa. Rex enjoyed spending time with his nine grandchildren.
Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in United Methodist Church, 115 Pleasant Street, Sumner, Iowa 50674. A luncheon will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Co Hwy T76, Nashua, Iowa 50658. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute see, www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com