Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal service at the cemetery.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday evening at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Memorials: To the Juanita Wood memorial fund to be established by the family.
Juanita Marie Weber Wood was born December 2, 1921 to John Henry and Gertrude (Schrader) Weber in Greenfield, Iowa. She passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at The Village in Indianola, Iowa, at the age of 97.
Juanita grew up in Greenfield and received her education at the Greenfield Public Schools. She graduated from Greenfield High School in 1939. After graduation she attended Simpson College in Indianola. On November 17, 1946 she was united in marriage to Dale R. Wood. To this union two children were born, Dale and Dee Ann.
Juanita was a teacher in the Adair County rural schools for five years and was a dental assistant for thirty seven years. She began working as a dental assistant for Dr. Leroy King in 1962. After Dr. V.H. Hockett bought Dr. King's practice in 1977 she continued as his assistant until she retired in October of 1999.
On December 25, 1921 Juanita was baptized at the Prussia Township Lutheran Church and was confirmed on April 14, 1935 by Rev. C. H. Jabker at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield. She was very active in her church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Confirmation school teacher, Vacation Bible school teacher, was organist, choir member, member of L.W.M.L, serving as president and vice president and also served on the Stewardship and Endowment Committees.
Juanita was member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a Boy Scout Cub Den leader for several years and during the polio epidemic, served as the Adair County chairman for the March of Dimes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale R. Wood; father, Henry Weber; mother, Gertrude Weber; brother, Dale H. Weber, while serving his country during World War II; and sisters, Alberta Foster and Evelyn Erbes.
She is survived by her son, Dale Marion Wood; daughter-in-law, Karen Wood; daughter, Dee Ann Wood Langefeld; son-in-law, Richard Langefeld; grandchildren, Lindsay Brookewood Heltne (Brett) and Ashley Lauren Wood-Rivera (Stan), Andrew Langefeld and David Langefeld; great grandchildren, Eloise Rivera, Nova Rivera, Hudson Heltne and Hazel Heltne; other relatives and many friends.