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“Gloria, Angie,Kim Bill,family and friends. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. Thank you for serving your...Read More »
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“Kim and Dennis, I am so sorry for your loss. May God fill this empty place in your lives with His goodness and comfort you at this time. ”
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Clair A. Wood, age 82, of Moline, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Trinity, Rock Island of multiple health issues.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation is from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial is at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military honors conducted by Moline American Legion Post #246. Memorials may be made to Smile Train or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Clair was born March 31, 1930 in San Diego, CA. In 1933 after his mother became ill, he came to Rock Island as a foster child to live with his grandparents. On May 23, 1953 he was joined in marriage to Gloria M. Nonnenmann at St. Joseph in Rock Island. They shared 59 years of marriage, and were blessed with 5 children, Angela, Kim, Andrew, Timothy and Laura.

Clair enlisted in the Army in 1948, and was a Korean War veteran. Honorably discharged in 1952, he returned to Rock Island and worked at various jobs before he started his career at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1988 after 40 years of service. After retirement he worked at Miller Container in Milan as a security guard for a few years. He was involved in the Rock Island Conservation Club, Rock Island Moose Club, and was also a 5 + Gallon blood donor. Clair enjoyed woodworking and fishing although with 5 children not sure how much he enjoyed it until later years.

He is survived by his wife Gloria and children; Angela Wamsley, Kim (Dennis) Ford, Andrew (Mary Lou)Wood, Timothy (Sandra) Wood, and Laura Murray; also 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers; Clarence, Ervin, Charles, Gerald and Walter, 1 sister; Bertha and son-in-law Stuart Wamsley.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.