King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory obituary – Charles “Chuck” E. Wood, 71, Fort Madison


Charles “Chuck” E. Wood, 71, of Ft. Madison, died on Thursday, February 02, 2023 at 8:45 AM at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

He was born on July 11, 1951 in Keokuk to Howard and Charlene Hardistry Wood.  Chuck married Berneta Ryland and she survives.  He was a correctional officer at ISP and retired after twenty-five years of service.  Chuck also drove semi and a cement truck part time for numerous years.  He enjoyed shooting pool, hunting, fishing and taxidermy.

Survivors include his wife, Berneta Wood of Ft. Madison; one son, Russell Wood of Ft. Madison; two step sons, Tim (Martha) Milligan of Montrose and Charles (Teresa) Milligan of St. Francisville; one step daughter, Tamara (Ed) Schraeder of Ft. Madison; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren and his care taker, Amy Swisher.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one half brother.

Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  Friends may call from 1-5 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.

A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left at

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