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Martin Wood Aug. 17, 1916 - Dec. 31, 2008

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MURDOCK -- Martin Bradford Wood, 92, of Murdock died Dec. 31 at the Clara City Care Center.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Murdock. Burial will be at a later date at the Minnesota State Veteran's cemetery in Little Falls.

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Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

He was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Paynesville to Clarence and Mabel (Clark) Wood.

He married Hildagard "Toots" Wald on July 27, 1946, in Litchfield. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II. He also did construction work at Thule Air Base in Greenland. After his discharge, he did construction work for T. F. Murphy of Murdock and Johnson Bros. in Minneapolis for many years until he retired. He was a member of the Benson VFW and the local 49ers Union.

He is survived by his wife; children: Karen (and Bill) Eckhart of Murdock, Brad (and Cindy Gafkjen) Wood of Murdock, Dennis (and Sue Aaberg) Wood of Gautier, Miss., Douglas (and Patty Osterbauer) Wood of Minneapolis, Beverly (and Galen) Henjum of Kerkhoven; one brother: Raymond of Litchfield; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

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