Virginia `Ginny` May (Ball) Wood , Age 85

March 06, 1938 --March 21, 2023

Virginia "Ginny" May (Ball) Wood, age 85, returned to her Lord Jesus Christ on March 21, 2023 with her family by her side. Virginia was born March 6, 1938 in Elgin, Illinois to William and Bessie Ball. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1956 where she met her husband, Gene Wood. They were married September 22, 1956 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin.

Music was always an important part of Virginias life. Whether singing in the church choir or performing for a wedding, her passion resonated through for all to hear. Having received her first violin from her brother Richard, she enjoyed playing with the Elgin Civic Symphony Orchestra. Later in life, she devoted herself to sharing that love for music with countless students. In addition to being a loving homemaker for her family, Virginia opened her heart and home to several foster children. She was also an enthusiastic volunteer for many organizations.

She is survived by her husband Gene, children Craig (Wendy) Wood of Wisconsin Rapids, Curt (JoAnn) Wood of Davenport, Washington, Connie (Kenley) Mann of River Falls, and Carin (Rodney) Wolf of Beaver Dam, grandchildren Johnathan (Courtney) Wood, Christina (Manuel) Ramirez, Amber (Justin) Pinkerton, Justin (Brittany) Wood, Ruth Mann, Jeremiah Mann, Rebecca (Adrian) Casas-Limonas, Rachel Mann, Christopher Wolf, Lisa (Thomas) Holder, 10 great-grandchildren, sister Marion Lungren, brothers William Ball and Bruce Ball, sister-in-law Dawn Burns, many nieces, nephews and cousins by the dozens. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Richard, and infant sister Ruth.

The family of Virginia Wood would like to invite you to join them in worship, prayer and remembrance on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 624 East St, Baraboo, WI during the 9:00 a.m. service.

For those who cannot attend, the worship service as recorded on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. will be available for viewing on Sunday, April 30 at 9 a.m. on Facebook.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, Feed the Children, USO and VFW organizations, or St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.


Anees and Margo Hemaidan March 23, 2023

Neighbors Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry to learn that Ginny passed away. She and Gene were always the nicest neighbors. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Jerry Bruns (Twin II) March 23, 2023

Friend Broken Bow , Oklahoma

Sorry for you loss, she will be sorely missed. She was a good friend.

Chamuel and Brandi Marvici and girls March 23, 2023

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

So saddened by your loss. Ginny always brightened my day. I loved her stories and advise. Such a special lady. My you find comfort in your memories and know she is home with our maker. Gods blessings to you all. - Brandi

Sally Jane Sera March 23, 2023

Niece Arlington , Kentucky

Aunt Ginny will be greatly missed. Prayers for the whole family! Love you all! So grateful we were with her for her birthday.

Jeff & Linda Granger March 23, 2023

God Son Elgin , Illinois

Gene and family, Linda and I and our family are very sorry for your loss. Ginny is one of the sweetest lady i ever knew and will be greatly missed. The lord has a very special place for her in heaven.

Curt E Wood March 23, 2023

Son Davenport , Washington

Rest in peace Mom!!! At last you are in heaven with God and his angels, playing your violin and are pain free!!! Thanks for always being there for me!! Love always, your son, Curt

Tina Gebhard March 24, 2023

friend Poynette , Wisconsin

To the entire Wood family - I am so very sorry for your loss. It has always been a special bond our families share, and I am grateful for that! I fondly remember making lunch bag puppets, and arts/crafts at your house. Know that we are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. I know that she is singing her heart out in an amazing choir right now - and I am grateful she is not in pain. Hugs to you all! Tina (Stopper) Gebhard.

Bessie Burgess March 26, 2023

Neice Mayfield , Kentucky

Can not express what a VERY SPECIAL place Aunt Ginny has had in my life. I KNOW she is home with Jesus! I KNOW she was a gift to planet earth and all those privileged to know her. Thank you heavenly Father for every moment I was able to spend with for! Not enough space here to Express all my feeling. I love you Uncle Gene and all my cousins. You're in my thoughts and prayers!!

Pamela D Denman March 29, 2023

Friend Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

Sorry for your loss, sending you all our prayers. Ginny was a great person and friend.

Emma Macolino (Folts) March 29, 2023

Student Verona , Wisconsin

I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. I can’t wait to one day hear Mrs. Wood playing violin with the angel chorus

DeAnna Pazdyk May 11, 2023

Friend and Student Fleming Island , Florida

I was saddened to hear of Ginny’s passing. She was a wonderfully sweet lady and amazing teacher. Sending My condolences and love!

Mareli August 07, 2023

great granddaughter jendieks , Arizona

i miss her so much