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Stephen R. Wood

December 27, 2013

    Stephen R. Wood, 63, Berne, died Dec. 24, 2013, at his residence.
    Stephen was born March 31, 1951, in Louisville, Ky. to the late Raymond and Agnes (Ford) Wood.
    He retired from Courtesy Motors after 11 years of service. He served during the Vietnam War in the United States Army as a military police officer at Fort Knox, Ky. He was a member of American Legion Post 43.
    He is survived by two sons, Douglas Wood of Clairmont, Fla. and Gregory Wood of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; his soul mate of 17 years, Barbara S. Sauerwine of Decatur; and her children, Michelle (Jon) Mishler of Monroeville, Brian Hendricks of Nashville, Tenn., Tony (Katy) Sauerwine of Fort Wayne, Adam (Kayla) Sauerwine of Decatur and Ben Sauerwine of Muncie; and her 12 grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home with calling two hours prior to the service from 2-4 p.m. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Color Guard Post 43.
    Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville.
    Preferred memorials are to American Legion Post 43.
    Online condolences may be made at

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