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Abby Wood

July 6, 2011
The Journal

NEW ULM - Abby Wood, 15, of New Ulm died Saturday July 2, 2011 at her home.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with Pastor Hank Campbell of the United Church of Christ in New Ulm officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 - 8 p.m. Thursday and from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Friday. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to:

Abby is survived by her father, Mark Wood, New Ulm; sister & brother-in-law, Brighton & Tyler Brooks, Fairbanks, AK; brother, Whitney Wood, Maryland; grandparents, Ken & Louise Wood, Clear Water, MN; Audrey Wood, Walnut Creek, CA; Ruth McCrea Simpson, Albert Lea, MN; her aunts and uncles, Pat Ayres, Clayton, CA; Karen & Tracy Browning, Midvale, UT; Jyneal McCrea & Mark Hofmann, New Ulm; Jason McCrea & Kate Michmerhuizen, Boston, MA; Jennie & Jan Backstrom, Turlock, CA; cousins, Tim Ayres; Nicole & Erik Raisanen; Laura, Brianna, & Matt Browning, Phillip Wetmore; Quinn & Ramsey Hofmann; Lilli & Stuart Backstrom; Gabriel, Finlay, & Rowan McCrea.

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Abby Gayle Wood was born on March 22, 1996, at home in Bend, OR, assisted in delivery by her father, Mark. She had just finished her freshman year at NUHS where she was a member of the student council, tennis, and golf teams. She was a member of United Church of Christ and employed at Paula's Daycare. She was a dedicated Simms player and an avid Facebooker. Abby was loved by everyone and was the best kid in the world; she was a source of joy. Abby and her father had a special and honest connection. She died along with her mother, Bobbi McCrea, and sister, Savannah; and was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Jim McCrea and David Simpson.

Memorials preferred to the Putting Green.




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