Denise Kay Wood was born May 23, 1954 in Minneapolis to Milton and Alice (Carlson) Land. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1972. On Feb. 6, 1982 she married Larry Wood. They made their first home in Isanti and then moved to Cambridge in 1987. Denise was employed at the Cambridge Medical Center. She was an active member of Elim Baptist Church in Isanti and had been a member of several Bible studies. She had a deep faith and was a devoted Christian. Denise especially loved and cared for her family, grandchildren and many friends. She was a hard worker, enjoyed gardening and was also an avid reader.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Steve; nephew, Bobby; and father-in-law, Donald Wood. Denise is survived by her husband, Larry of Cambridge; 4 daughters, Danielle (John) Sinclair of Cornelius, North Carolina, Jennifer Bushinski of Cornelius, North Carolina, Kristen (Nick) Gabrielson of Nisswa, Katherine Wood and Trig Laase of Cambridge; 6 grandchildren, Keenan, Grant, Noelle, Brogan, Anka, Rhys; 7 brothers and sisters, Margaret (Bill) Ellis of Jenkins, Don (Meg) Land of Camarillo, California, Sandy (Ted) Summers of Isanti, Cindy (Kory) Boster of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Vicki (Joel) Boman of Magnolia, Texas, Greg (Donna) Land of Forest Lake, Gary (Gayle) Land of Cambridge; sister-in-law, Becky Land of Coon Rapids; mother-in-law, Edna “Soph” Wood of Cambridge; and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti with Rev. Ryan O’Leary officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. The soloist is Jennifer Wallin and Marlene Hartzell will serve as pianist. The pallbearers are Randy Cuellar, Nick Gabrielson, Roger Handel, Trig Laase, John Sinclair and Steve Wicklund. Interment is in Isanti Union Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.