The funeral service for Gary “Slim” Wood was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, at the Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel in Plainview with Deacon John DeStazio officiating. Burial followed in St. Joachim’s Catholic Cemetery in Plainview with Military Rites by the Plainview American Legion Post #179.
Gary Arnold Wood, 73, of Plainview passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, January 30, 2018, at his home in rural Plainview. Gary was born May 10, 1944, in Wabasha, to Arnold and Delores (Spring) Wood. He attended school in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1962. Gary served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. On June 26, 1965, he married Georgean Rother at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Plainview.
Gary painted for 53 years and owned and operated Gary Wood Painting & Decorating. He loved to coon hunt, go fishing, and enjoyed playing 500 with his card club.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Georgean Wood of Plainview; a daughter, Gena (Keith) Meitner of Osage, IA; a son, George Wood of Kellogg; two grandchildren, Bethany, and Garrett Meitner; two brothers, Bernie (Rose) Wood of Wabasha and Gordon (Karen) Wood of Plainview. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and family visited from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, at the Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel in Plainview and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements were entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, the guest register may be signed on line at


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