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Zander Thomas Hood

February 27, 2003 — January 31, 2024

Obituary For Zander Thomas Hood

In Loving Memory of Zander Thomas Hood

Zander Thomas Hood, a radiant force in our lives, left this world on January 31, 2024, at the tender age of 20, surrounded by the warmth of his home in Houstonia, MO. Born on February 27, 2003, in Sedalia, MO, he was the cherished son of Donnie Lee Hood and Angie Wells of Houstonia, and Kelly Berg of Sedalia.

Zander was an unparalleled individual, forever etched in the hearts of those who knew him. His infectious smile and selfless demeanor never failed to uplift the spirits of those around him. An adventurer at heart, Zander found solace in the great outdoors, often crafting imaginative booby traps and embracing the wild with unyielding enthusiasm.

His creative spirit knew no bounds, expressed through his passion for crafting swords and masks. Zander's zest for life extended to the thrill of motorcycle rides with his family, and engaging discussions with his eldest brother about racing rockets. He was the cornerstone of his family, a compassionate listener, and a reliable shoulder to lean on. Zander's devotion knew no bounds, particularly for his fiancée, Karisma Wegeng, and their cherished son, Liem Wegeng. Fatherhood was not just a role for him; it was a calling he embraced with pure love.

Zander possessed a unique ability to connect with children, forever maintaining the heart of a playful child himself. To all who were fortunate enough to know him, Zander Hood epitomized the perfect son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Zander is survived by his fiancée, Karisma Wegeng, and their son, Liem Wegeng of Lexington, MO. He leaves behind his brothers Dalton Berg (McKinzie), Cameron Hood (Caitlin), Anthony Iliff, and Axel Bushnell, along with sisters Baylee Wright, Sherradee Hood, Charlene Wells (Gage), Victoria Wells, and Keri Wells. His memory is cherished by paternal grandparents Donald and Sherry Hood of Houstonia, and maternal grandparents Theresa and Larry Acton of Columbia, MO. Zander is also remembered by his roommate and brother, Adam Dinwiddie, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Wayne and Vicki Shoemaker.

A celebration of Zander's life will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Rea Funeral Chapel, 3510 W. 16th St., Sedalia.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions to be made to the family, care of Rea Funeral Chapel. The family expresses deep gratitude for the overwhelming love and support during this challenging time. Zander's light will forever shine in our hearts, and his memory will be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all.

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