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Michael C. Wood

8/9/1952 - 9/8/2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Michael C. “Mike” Wood, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly a longtime resident of Marquette Heights.

Born August 9, 1952 in Cairo to Floyd and Rosemary (Calvin) Wood, he married Debra L. Carter on September 2, 1972 in East Peoria.  She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Joseph (Joan) Wood of Washington, Jeremy (Kimberly) Wood and Jason Wood, both of Marquette Heights; seven grandchildren, Abbigail, Austin, Dylan, Shannon, Brianna, Jeffrey and Sophia; and two brothers, Floyd H. (Mary) Wood of Marquette Heights and Steve Wood of Creve Coeur.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jeffrey Wood.

Mike had worked for the Boilermakers Local 60 in Morton for 37 years, retiring in 2007.

He was a member of Frank N. Nicol Lodge 1170, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Creve Coeur and a former member of the North Pekin Church of the Nazarene.

Mike enjoyed collecting baseball cards, hunting and loved working in his yard.  In his youth, he played in a band.  He loved his family, especially joking and teasing the grandchildren.  He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals

His memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Steve Graffis will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.

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