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Obituary for Sylvia I. Wood


Sylvia Irene Wood, 74, of La Crosse, died Friday, August 12, 2011, at Bethany-Riverside Nursing Facility, La Crosse.
She was born July 15, 1937, in La Crosse, to Benjamin and Mabel (Dunsmore) Rogers. Sylvia was a 1955 graduate of Central High School in La Crosse. After high school she went to work for the La Crosse Telephone Corporation. She married Paul Piepenhagen and had two children, Jeffrey Wood and Anita Wood, and they later divorced. Sylvia then returned to work at the La Crosse Telephone Corporation. She married Robert Wood and had two children, Susan (Jeff) Nagel and Timothy (Mary) Wood, and they later divorced. Sylvia was very active in her church, Asbury United Methodist, where she made wonderful friends and participated in many activities.
In addition to her children, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, Sylvia is survived by two sisters, Virginia West and Hazel Walhus.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother, and one sister.
Memorial services will be Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1818 Redfield St., La Crosse. Rev. Lewis Lebakken will officiate. There will be no burial. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), La Crosse, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com. Sylvia's family would like to thank the staffs at Gundersen Lutheran and Bethany-Riverside for the loving and compassionate care given to her.