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Dwight "Bud" Lorin Wood

June 13, 1926 March 13, 2019
Dwight "Bud" Lorin Wood
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Bud Wood was granted peace as he departed this earth. He lives on in the hearts of his wife, LaVona (Kadera) of 65 years, his six children, 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford. Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Honorary pall bearers were grandsons Ryan Wood, Mitch Wood, Casey Wood, Clint Bigelow, Sam Dains, Nathan Studebaker, Nicholas Bartle and Benjamin Bartle. Burial with Military Honors will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers family requests memorials be sent to Oxford Legion Memorial Wall fund, Oxford First Responders, Oxford Fire Department, or Iowa City Hospice.
Bud was born June 13, 1926 to Dwight and Maude (Campbell) Wood. He died on March 13, 2019 under the care of Iowa City Hospice at Mercy Hospital Hospice.
Bud grew up in the Iowa City and Tiffin areas. He graduated from Tiffin High School. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He served as a communications specialist. During his tenure with the Army he was recognized with the following awards and medals: Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, and United Nations Korean Service Medal.
After his service in Korea, Bud returned to the Tiffin area where he farmed south of Tiffin. He met LaVona Kadera and they married on February 16, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford. They continued to farm south of Tiffin until 1962 when they purchased a farm between Tiffin and Oxford, which is now part of F.W. Kent Park. Bud was employed at the park in its early development. They later moved to a farm southeast of Oxford and continued to farm until retirement. Bud did a lot of custom hay baling in the area with an Allis Chalmers tractor and small round hay baler. He was also a long-time school bus driver for Clear Creek School District.
Bud was an avid outdoorsman and instilled his love of nature, hunting and fishing in his children. Bud loved deer hunting and continued to hunt through age 91. His children were introduced to both farm chores and hunting and fishing at an early age. Bud also exposed his children to responsibility and leadership activities through involvement in 4-H. He served as a leader in the club he had been a member of during his youth.
In retirement Bud enjoyed gardening and often tried new vegetables and new varieties of traditional vegetables. He also raised hens which were more like pets than livestock. During retirement years Bud and LaVona enjoyed camping and traveling to visit his aunts and uncles, daughter and her family as well as local outings with a camping club. Bud developed an interest in raising rabbits in 2018.
Bud was an active member of the Oxford American Legion and marched in the annual 4th of July parade
Bud and LaVona were blessed with six children: Patty (Mike) Wood Bartle and their three children Emma (Tyler) Tufte and their daughter Adriana; Benjamin (deceased), (Brandy Erickson) and their daughter Bella Bartle; and Nicholas Bartle; Sandy (Pat Hoekstra) Dains, Sam (Karly); and Ashley and her children Joey Dains, Moniyah Wright and Avion Dains; Barbara (Warren) Bigelow and their children Mandy (Anthony) Browne and their children, TJ and Maya; Clinton (Christine) and their daughters Elise and Eve; Krissy (Jason) Gilbreath; Debbie (Harold) Studebaker and their children Tasha (Clint) Feurerbach and their children Dylan and Luke; Nathan (Jill) Studebaker; Bob (Ann) and their children Ryan (Laura) and their daughter Maren; Katie (Dylan) Wade and their daughters Hayden and Halle; Kelly (Chris) Robertson and their sons Micah and Noah; and son Bill (Jennifer) and their children Mitchell (Laura) and their children Evelyn and Camden; Casey (Autumn); and daughter Allie.Bud was preceded in death by his parents Dwight and Maude (Campbell) Wood; brother Don (Tootie) Wood; sister Norma (Ivan) Ball; son-in-law Daryl Dains; and grandson Benjamin Joseph Bartle.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com


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Wednesday

20

Mar

4:00 PM 3/20/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Church -- Oxford

215 Summit Street
Oxford, IA 52322

St. Mary’s Catholic Church -- Oxford
215 Summit Street Oxford 52322 IA
United States

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Thursday

21

Mar

10:00 AM 3/21/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Church -- Oxford

215 Summit Street
Oxford, IA 52322

St. Mary’s Catholic Church -- Oxford
215 Summit Street Oxford 52322 IA
United States
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