Scott Wood

July 23, 1948 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 72)


Scott Wood, age 72, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Sunday, October 25, 2020 at his home in Spring Lake Township after a ten week battle with cancer.

Scott was born July 23, 1948 to Orin and Leone (Smith) Wood on the family farm in Spring Lake.  He was baptized and confirmed and a lifelong member of Spring Lake Lutheran Church.  Scott attended Spring Valley Schools graduating with the Class of 1966.  He pursued an Agricultural Engineering Degree at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and graduated in 1970.

On March 29, 1969 Scott married the loved of his life, Susan Korish.  They were married at Spring Lake Lutheran Church by Rev. Roger Kampstra.  They raised two sons together, Douglas of Spring Valley and Daniel of Dallas, Texas.

Scott worked for Spring Lake Township for 40+ years.  His pride and joy was working on the family farm where he made maple syrup and enjoyed working in the woods.  He especially loved using his bulldozer to forge new paths up and down the wooded hills.  He was an avid hunter that enjoyed hunting on the family farm and enjoyed yearly hunting trips with family and lifelong friends in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.

Scott was the most selfless person you would ever meet.  His smile would brighten a room and he could talk to pretty much anyone about any subject.  Scott had a brilliant intellect and was a dreamer.  Right up to the end he said, “I’m still dreaming!”  While in the hospital he talked to the many phone visitors about the things he was going to do next summer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Tim.  Survivors include his wife Susan; sons Douglas (Alicia) and Daniel; grandchildren Wyatt, Cody, and Emily; brothers Orlen Wood of Milwaukee and Terry Wood of Spring Valley; sister Mary Jane Hecker of Knapp; sister-in-law Shelli Wood of Spring Valley.  Scott is also survived by one aunt an abundance of nieces, nephews and cousins all of which held a special place in his heart.

A private burial will be in Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley and a Celebration of Life will be held on July 24, 2021 at the family farm.

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