September 16, 2021
Edwin Percy Hood, 84, of Mankato, died Sept. 8 ,2021.
He was born in Oakland, Ill., on Nov. 20, 1936. The son of Jesse and Pearl (Myers) Hood. He spent seven years in the United States Air Force, where he also obtained a barbering license. On New Years’ Eve, 1961, he married Zelma Pauline Strader in Charleston, Ill. In the fall of 1962, they moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo. Later, they lived in the New Castle, Silt, and Rifle, Colo., areas. He worked as a carpenter and a farmer, and also had rental homes for a time. In November of 1990, he moved with his family to Mankato.