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3200 Stanley Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-2113
Fax: 715-344-2166
Chris Northwood

Chris W. Northwood

Thursday, July 8th, 1948 - Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Chris W. Northwood age 71, of Stevens Point, passed away on Sunday evening June 21, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield.
Chris was born July 8, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Roy and "Lue" (Scheuermann) Northwood. His family moved to WI Rapids before Chris was a teenager, and he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1966. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from UWSP in 1970. He was a fraternity brother in Tau Kappa Epsilon. He served in the National Guard while in school and was honorably discharged in April 1970. Chris began working at Joerns Manufacturing after his graduation, before starting Northwood Real Estate in 1975.

During his 45 year career in real estate he specialized in commercial properties, property management, and residential real estate. He served as president on the CWMLS Board of Directors, along with serving as secretary/treasurer and MLS president. On the state level he was a state director, MLS chairman, Make America Better chairman/committee member, and state budget committee member. He also served as National Director for the NAR. Chris was active in the local Big Brothers/Sisters, Golden Sands Home Builders, Central WI Apartment Assoc., Portage County Business Council, downtown redevelopment committee, chairman of the McDil Pond Assoc., Ducks Unlimited, and 12 Apostles Muskie Club.

On June 4th 1994 Chris married his forever love and kindred spirit Kaaren. Their love of art and travel kept their marriage fresh and alive. They lived their life influenced by their love of Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural designs.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball and Minnesota Viking fan and attended many sporting events. One highlight includes attending the St. Louis World Series game 7 in 2011 with his brother Terry.
He and Kaaren enjoyed muskie fishing during annual Canadian fishing trips. Chris had a wanderlust for any type of travel with family and friends and enjoyed spending time boating along the river.
Chris will always be remembered for his boisterous laugh and big hugs. He played intramural softball for many years. He collected stamps, tequila, bourbon, muskie swag, sports memorabilia, destination clothing and classic cars. Chris’s favorite breed of dog was the English Setter. Brinkley his latest rescue companion will miss him dearly.

Chris is survived by his wife Kaaren Northwood of Stevens Point.
Children Michael (Andrea) Northwood of Waunakee, David (Karen) Northwood of Plover,
Erin (Lance) Golomski of Amherst, Eric (Anita) Freund of Wisconsin Rapids and Patrick (Gricel) Freund of Plover. Grandchildren Logan, Lauren, Elizabeth, Camila, Isabella, Alton, Ava, Mila, Jaxon and Alex
Sibling, Carol (Gary) Bloch of Luxemburg. Sister in-law Trish Northwood of Beaver Dam. Brother in-law Michael (Barbara) Molland of Petaluma, CA and many loving nieces and nephews.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents and brother Terry.

Friends and family will gather to share memories from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday June 30, 2020 and again from 9:30 - 10:45 AM on Wednesday at the Plover/ Shuda Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life Service for Chris will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the Plover/Shuda Funeral Home: 2400 Plover Road in Plover.

In lieu of flowers a memorial in Chris's name will be designated at a later time.

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Kathleen Schwarz

Posted at 05:52pm
We just saw the announcement of Chris's passing in the 12 Apostles Musky club news. We were shocked and saddened. Our heartfelt sympathy to Kaaren and family. He will be missed.

Ron and Kathy Schwarz

mark & Marilee Erbes

Posted at 02:30pm
WE send our prayers & condolences to the entire Northwood family. May Chris RIP

Jake, Kelly, Cillian and Dashiell

Posted at 11:27pm
Wish we could be there in person. We send our thoughts and carry forward all the memories.
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Wayne G Clark

Posted at 05:10pm
Chris was a active member in Tau Kappa Epsilon when I pledged. He was a wonderful supporter and true brother in the many events we participated in the fraternity. Even though the Vietnam era took us in different directions after college, I followed his exploits with family, fishing, and athletics. Thank you brother for sharing memories of you of another time, and may your wonderful family replace their sorrow with the knowledge of what a great role model you were for all of us.

Yours in the Bond
Wayne Clark TKE #256

Terry Rothmann

Posted at 07:52pm
Karla and I send our condolences to the family. We remember our Door Country adventure years ago.

Terry and Karla Rothmann

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