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Services and visitation Sunday for Melvin Leroy Wood

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Melvin Leroy Wood, age 72 of Coldwater, MI, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019.

He was born on June 22, 1947, in Valparaiso, IN, to Charles and Virginia (Williams) Wood.

Mel is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Marcia (Palmer) Wood of Coldwater, MI; four sons, Melvin L. (Tracy) Wood Jr. of Valparaiso, IN, Bryan (AJ) Wood, of Union City, MI, Matt Wood of Union City, Andy (Rocky) Hinckley of Battle Creek, MI; Daughter, Kelly (Mark Smith) Wood of Westville, IN; four sisters, Margie (Leroy) Carlson of Chesterton, IN, Mary Reich of Chesterton, Martha (Pete) Suhocke of Missouri, Karen (Scott) Carter of Valparaiso; two brothers, Larry (Stacy) Wood of Dover, FL, Michael (Venus Graves) Wood of Michigan City, IN; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three nephews; one niece; his fur babies, Kirby, Charlie and Sophi; many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by father, Charles L. Wood; mother, Virginia Wood Zumwalt; two sisters, Beverly Miller, Dolly Moss; and one nephew.

Mel attended Chesterton High School and grew up in Chesterton. He was a truck driver and retired in 2013 after over 40 years of service. Mel enjoyed Westerns like 'Gunsmoke' and was an avid Notre Dame and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He enjoyed woodworking and creating special things for his family including cornhole boards and birdhouses.

Funeral Services for Mel will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at



Posted 9/6/2019




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