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Nigel Wood

January 30, 1972 — May 6, 2017

Nigel Seth Wood, 45, of Minonk, passed away at 3:52 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac, IL.

He was born January 30, 1972 in Palm Springs, CA to Samuel and Mary (Neal) Wood. He married Tammie Armstrong on October 27, 2012 in Minonk, IL. She survives.

Also surviving is his mother, Mary Catherine Wood of Lincoln, IL; two daughters, Lauren Martin of Kangley, IL and Erin Wood of Streator, IL; two step-sons, Brandon Tull of Minonk and Matthew Tull of Pontiac; one step-daughter, Kayla Tull of Minonk; one brother Nehemiah (fiancé Tina Hjerpe) Wood of Streator; two sisters, Alyshia (Bob) Thomas of Atlanta, IL and Sonja Wood of Lincoln, IL; five half-brothers, Darryl Wood of Birmingham, AL; Randy (Jasmin) Wood of Round Lake Beach, IL; Leslie (Sandra) Wood of Missouri; Robyn (Martha) Wood of Fontana, CA; Geoffrey Wood of Chicago, IL; one step-sister Natalie Wood of New Lennox, IL; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Nigel was working at the Caterpillar location in Pontiac as a laborer. Prior to Caterpillar he worked at Walmart for eight years.

Nigel was a U.S. Army veteran serving eight years before being honorably discharged. He grew up in Streator before moving to Minonk. He is an avid pool player and loves music and singing karaoke. Nigel is a big fan of Pink Floyd, the Three Stooges and good food. He was also a San Francisco 49er's fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family whenever he could. He was also a member of Minonk Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Rev. Eric Holtrop will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services on Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded.

Memorials may be made to Minonk Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


MAY 10. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Funeral Service

MAY 10. 5:30 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760-1076

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