Robert Earl Wood, 65, of Plainview, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born on May 28, 1954, in Austin to Earl and Charlotte (Bloom) Wood. He graduated from Byron High School in 1972. Bob married Roberta "Bobby Jo" Pickett on June 24, 1972, in Kasson. Bob and Bobby Jo moved to Plainview in 1983.

Bob was a heavy equipment mechanic. He retired in 2017 from Lakeside Foods Inc.

He enjoyed camping, tinkering in his garage, going to auctions and spending time with family and friends. Bob also enjoyed watching Chef Gordon Ramsey and trying his recipes.

Bob is survived by his wife, Bobby Jo; four children, Robert "Rob" Jr. (Shayna) of Rochester, William "Bill" (Stacy) of Kasson, Jennifer (Earl) Merchlewitz of White Bear Lake, and Scott (Melissa) of Austin; and 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Terri Nelson, Rosanne (Ron) Allen, Tammy (Dan) Neseth, and Mary Wood; and a brother, Mike (Christine) Wood. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a nephew.

A Funeral Service for Bob will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Byron United Methodist Church officiated by Pastor Beth Perez. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Byron Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson.

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