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Frances Wood

October 29, 1937 — October 13, 2009

Frances Wood

Lind Family Funeral Service
Frances M. Wood, age 71, a resident of Alexandria, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Alexandria.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2009, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Nelson, Minnesota with Rev. Mark Astrup officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Kristi Wussow and vocalist, Shawna Weaver. Burial will take place at the Nelson City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday at the Lind Family Funeral Home in Miltona and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Lind Family Funeral Service with chapels in Miltona and Parkers Prairie, .

Frances Mary Wood was born October 29, 1937, to Clarence and Mary (Joyce) Rothbauer in St. Paul, Minnesota. She grew up in St. Paul and attended public school, graduating from Murray High School. Following her education she was united in marriage to Gerald Steidl at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River, Minnesota. Following their marriage they lived in Carlos, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Delmer Wood on September 3, 1982, in Alexandria, Minnesota. Following their marriage they made their home in Forada, Minnesota, where she worked as an over-the-road trucker with her husband. She worked with the disabled at Prairie Community Service in Alexandria and as a waitress/cook at the Muddy Boot in Forada. Her husband, Delmer died September 20, 2002. Following his death she continued living in Forada until moving into Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Alexandria. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, V.F.W. Post #936 Auxiliary and American Legion Post #87 Auxiliary. She was a former member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Nelson. She enjoyed knitting, reading, sewing, embroidery, baking and cooking.

Frances is survived by a son, Ken (Julie) Steidl of Independence, Missouri; three daughters, Debbie Steidl of St. Paul, Minnesota, Joyce Weaver and Marsha (Scott) Butkowski both of Carlos, Minnesota; a brother, Timothy (Kathy) Timm of Champlin, Minnesota; a sister-in-law, Karen Timm of Java, South Dakota; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-children, David, Kristy, Kathy and Angie; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends from Forada and Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer; a daughter, Valerie; a son, Ronald; parents, Clarence Rothbauer; Mary and Emil Timm; and a brother, Richard Timm.

Pallbearers will be Tyrone Lewis, Jeremy Timm, Chad Rud, Carl Henning, Mike "Butch" Timm and Craig Storlien.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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