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Earl Charles Wood, 99

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Earl Charles Wood, 99, of Red Wing, died of cancer Sunday at Fairview Seminary Home in Red Wing. Earl was born Aug. 4, 1909, and educated in Austin, Minn., before moving to Red Wing.

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He married Esther Schrimpf in 1937. She died in 2002. He was an employee of Red Wing Shoe Co., co-owner of the Terrace Night Club in Lake City, and tended bar at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing. An avid hunter, fisherman, and boater, Earl was a member of the Red Wing Wildlife Club.

Survivors include a nephew, John Gihlstorf of Buffalo Junction, Va., and a niece, Yvonne (Bob) Hartmann of Jerseyville, Ill.; six great nephews and nieces; and nine great-great nephews and nieces. A private burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on his 100th birthday.

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