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Jason Aric Wood 1969-2021

WOOD, REID

Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 9/4/2021 at 11:40:11

Jason Aric Wood, 52, of Ramsey, Minnesota, passed away August 26, 2021. Jason was born in Des Moines, Iowa on August 19, 1969, to Albert and Barbara Wood.

He was a 1988 graduate of Estherville High School and played on the state championship basketball team and state runner-up football team. He attended the University of South Dakota and the Illinois College of Optometry, and served four years as a captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla. He was as an optometrist who helped “stamp out blindness” at Allina Health in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

Jason was a master woodworker, and he and his dad cut down countless walnut and oak trees that he turned into beautiful Craftsman style furniture. He was a talented chef who perfected the stuffed tenderloin and chocolate cookie ice cream sandwich. He enjoyed studying quantum physics, behavioral economics and personal finance, and teaching his niece and nephew about them on weekends.

He passed away following long-term complications from a pituitary tumor and acromegaly. A private family service will be held.

Jason was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, William Albert and June Wood; maternal grandparents, W. Erle and Margery Reid; and uncle, Rich Olson. He is survived by his mother and father; brother, Jonathan (Michelle) Wood; niece, Leigha Wood; nephew, Grant Wood; uncle, Jonathan Reid; aunts, Patricia Gunderson, Judy Olson and Guynel Fox Reid; cousins, Maren (Scott) Steensen and children Samuel and Kiersten (Jason’s Godchildren), Aleisha (Adam) Gottlund and daughter Helena, Erika (Nathan Hopkins) Reid and children James and June, Katelyn (Ben) Reid Avancena, and Jon-Erle Reid; and cats, Dakota and Schrödinger.

Jason was a devoted son, nephew, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. He will be forever cherished and remembered by all who loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Emmet County Animal Shelter.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)


 

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