Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bob Wood

Robert A. Wood

October 7, 1921
Lafarge, WI

October 26, 2014
Roscoe, IL

1938-39 Rockford Central High School - Illinois (High School)
1939-40 Rockford Central High School - Illinois (High School)

1946-47 Northern Illinois Teachers College (College)
1947-48 Northern Illinois Teachers College (College)
1948-49 Northern Illinois Teachers College (College)
1949-50 Sheboygan Redskins (NBA)

Wood enlisted in the USMC on December 8, 1941, and spent World War 2 in the South Pacific. After the war, he enrolled at Northern Illinois Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University). After three fine seasons with the Huskies (he went to school in the summer to graduate quicker), Wood signed with the Sheboygan Redskins in August of 1949. He got his Masters Degree and went into teaching, spending 30 years of education culminating as a principal at Guilford High School in Rockford, Illinois.

Wood married Jane in 1949, and they had one daughter and two sons.

Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, IL), August 9, 1949
Obituary, Rockford Register Star, Oct. 30, 2014


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