1921-2012

Frances Wood, 90, of Webster City, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Webster City.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, with the Rev. Stephen Meyer, celebrant.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.  

Visitation will be at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church prior to Mass.  Recitation of the rosary will be at 6:45 p.m. Friday followed by a scripture service at 7.

Write a personal tribute or light a virtual candle for the Wood family at www.fosterfuneralandcremation.com

Frances Mary Julich, daughter of Fred and Frances (Kries) Julich, was born Dec. 2, 1921 at Maple River, Iowa.  She received her education at the Vinton School for the Blind and the Iowa Braille and Sight.  

On Dec. 29, 1947, she married Charles Clayton Wood at St. Francis Catholic Church at Maple River.  The couple resided at Webster City then Coralville and returned  to Webster City in 1960.  She was a homemaker.  Mr. Wood died Aug. 20, 1986.

She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, National Federation for the Blind and Iowa Council for the Blind.

Mrs. Wood is survived by sons and daughters and their spouses, Charlotte Wood Gilbertson of Grants Pass, Ore., Joseph Wood of Charlottesville, Va., Margaret and Doug Crosby of Cedar Rapids, Frances and Tim Brown of Lebanon, Mo., Marianna  and Mike Bryan, James and Lisa Wood, Arthur Wood, all of  Webster City, and Rachel Wood of Fort Dodge; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Maurice (Mary Lou) Julich of Breda; sisters, Sylvia Nagl of Carroll and Monica (Don) Heires of Waterloo; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Julius Bryan; brothers, Richard, Phillip, Paul, John, Larry, Englebert, Julian, Edmund and Fritz Julich.