Beaula Maxine Wood, age 95, of Balaton, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Balaton. Memorial Services are 11:00 AM Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Grace First Parish in Russell. Interment will be at a later date in the Lakeside cemetery, Balaton. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. A prayer service is scheduled for 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, on Thursday at the church in Russell.
Clergy Officiating: Jeff Greathouse and Bruce Drackley
Congregational Hymns: Precious Lord, Take My Hand / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Shall We Gather At The River
Special Music: Dawn and Janae Wood, Duet ~ It Is Well With My Soul
Active Urn Bearer: Mary Jo Tischler
Honorary Urn Bearers: Anthony Hurst, Gregory Hurst, Michael Wood, Mathew Wood, Scott Wood, Suzanne Beets
Beaula Maxine Yearous was born on October 24, 1921, in Miller, South Dakota. She was the daughter of George and Myrtle (Peterman) Yearous. Beaula grew up in Hand County, SD, and was baptized as an infant in the Methodist Church in Miller, SD. In the 4th grade, her family moved to Lake Wiilson, MN, and she was confirmed the Methodist Episcopal Church there. She attended school in Lake Wilson and graduated from Lake Wilson High School in 1938.
On June 28, 1941, Beaula was united in marriage to Harold Wood at her parents’ home in Rock Lake Township. She went on to work at Johnson Poultry Farm in Balaton and at the Russell Municipal Liquor Store in Russell. She and Harold made their home and farmed in Rock Lake Township before his passing in 1978.
Beaula was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Grace Life Parish in Russell, Mary’s Circle, and the Good Will Club of Rock Lake Township. Her other enjoyments in life included gardening, crocheting, crossword puzzles, the Minnesota Twins, and spending time with family. She will be dearly missed.
Beaula Wood went to her heavenly home on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the age of 95 years, 2 months, and 6 days. Blessed be her memory.
She is survived by her children, Karen Hurst of Marshall, Loren (and Joellyn) Wood of Balaton, Dean (and Lona) Wood of Clinton, TN; 7 grandchildren, Anthony (Lisa) Hurst of Marshall, Gregory (Kristen) Hurst or Russell, Michael Wood of Morgan, Mary Jo (James) Tischler of Eagle Lake, Mathew (Candi) Wood of Fulda, Scott Wood (Connie Peters) of Balaton, Suzanne (Jamie) Beets of Clinton, TN; 13 great-grandchildren, Lydia Hurst, Mitchell Hurst, Levi Hurst, Janae Wood, Marissa Wood, Hayden Tischler, Lauryn Tischler, Skyler Wood, Sophia Wood, Brittany (Kyle) Carlson, Gage Wood, Taylor Beets, Dallas Beets; 2 great-great-granddaughters, Jordyn and Jaycee Carlson; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
Beaula is preceded in death by her parents, George and Myrtle Yearous; husband, Harold Wood; son-in-law, Wendell Hurst; brother, Albion (Beulah) Yearous; sisters, Crystal (George) Bingham, Mabel (Everett) Gillis, Elsie (Clifford) Thompson, and Ruby (LeRoy) McDonnel.
Attendees are invited to a reception in the church basement following the service.