Marcus Leslie Wood, 63, left his MS-afflicted body and scooter behind in Roseville, Minn. on September 30, 2020.
He sang, listened to and related to the world through an avid love of all music. A simple word often triggered a lyrical memory that had him breaking into song. Marcus loved riding his scooter and talking with everyone he met along the way. His early retirement from the railroad allowed him to pause and take in scenery, watch birds and delight in nature. He finished most evening meals with ice cream, since “there was always room to fill in the cracks.” His notable laughter will be missed.
Marcus enjoyed his work at Baja Tacos in Sterling, Colo., before his lifetime career with Burlington Northern Santa Fe as an engineer in the Powder River division.
Marcus was born to Darrell and Virgenne (Jurgens) Wood on May 1, 1957, in Chadron, Neb. He grew up in Sterling, Colo., and graduated from Sterling High School in 1975 where he was active in theater and choir. Marcus married Rosanne (Fauvell) on June 9, 1984, raising their two daughters, Desiree and Danae, in Hot Springs, S.D.
Marcus walked into his eternal home on strong legs, leaving behind his wife, Rosanne; daughters, Desiree (Matthew) Anderson and Danae (Lucas) Widbin; grandchildren Lillian, Isabelle, and Abraham Anderson; and Eloise and Clara Widbin; father, Darrell (Charleen) Wood; brother, Jon Wood; sister, Jyl (Charlie) Coats; brother-in-law, John Hunt; nephew, Benton Coats; and niece, Aleece (Nate) Noe.
Once home, he was reunited with his mother, Virgenne “Jeannie” Wood; sister, Melissa Hunt; maternal grandparents, Benhardt and Alice Jurgens; paternal grandmother, Flossie Harlan; in-laws, Richard and Anne Fauvell.
Marcus’ family will join together for a celebration of his life on the edge of one of his favorite lakes.
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