Leroy F. Wood, 79, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Olin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Olin, the son of Emery and Hazel Wood.
Leroy served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a ship’s engineer. He later worked as an engineer for the Iowa State Penitentiary at Anamosa, retiring after 28 years. Leroy was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
He is survived by his children, Davina (Ken) Matthews and Dana Reed both of Prairie du Chien, Dorrene Smith of Lake City, Minn., Danney (Angie) Harms of Olin and Donna (Kim) Gillilland of Prairie du Chien; son-in-law, Paul Horsfall of Waukon; daughter-in-law, Kathy Harms of Tipton; his brother, Leonard (Nelia) Wood of Monticello; sister-in-law Lonnie Wood of Mechanicsville; along with many loving grand and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; his parents; his children, Dorothea Horsfall and Darrell Harms; a son-in-law, Pete Smith; and his siblings, Ruth Simmons, Marie, Harold and Arthur Wood.
A memorial service, with military honors, will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Olin, with Pastor Paul Wood officiating. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. www.garrityfuneralhome.com.