Irven L. Wood - March 11, 2012Irven L. Wood, 88, of Aurora, formerly of Lexington, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral home in Lexington with Pastor Nathan Rhea officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Irven was born in Buffalo on July 13, 1923, to Timothy and Emma (Gilmore) Wood.
Irven’s early working years were spent hauling hay and well drilling. He was a self-taught welder. On April 24, 1944, Irvin enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on April 12, 1946. On July 15, 1946, he was united in marriage to Ruth E. Hagan in Phillipsburg, Kan. To this union five children were born. Ruth preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1993.
His love of welding was spent at Zook’s Welding and later at Fasse Building & Supply Company, both in Cozad. Even after retirement, he worked part- time for Fasse Building & supply until 2005.
Irven spent his entire life in Lexington until he moved to Aurora in 2007. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Lexington.
Irven enjoyed fishing in his younger years and taking automobile rides on Sunday afternoons, usually having lunch along the way.
Survivors include four sons: Leon (Deb) Wood of Fort Worth, Texas, Randy (Glena) Wood of Loomis, Daryl Wood of Loomis, Dennis (Zelda) Wood of Duncan; one daughter, Cheryl Carlson of York; one brother, Donald Wood of Sidney; 16 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
Irvin was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Cecil, Boyd and Lester; one sister, Alice Gamble, and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials are suggested to the Wood Family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com