Charles E. Wilcox , 7 North 50 West
Floyd and Viora (Stillabower) Wilcox , 8 North 50 West
John Wilcox, 86, of Sterling, died Feb. 22, 2012, in Sterling. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home, with Vigil Service and Rosary to follow. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Knights of Columbus Hall, with the Rev. Robert L. Wedow officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.
John was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Sterling to Floyd and Viora (Stillabower) Wilcox.
He entered the U.S. Army during World War II on Sept. 13, 1944, and was honorably discharged on June 30, 1946. He was an MP, receiving the good conduct medal.
John and his brother, Lloyd, owned and operated the gas station on South Division from 1962 to 1972. They worked at John Deere and were in the trucking business and farmed together for several years. John retired from farming in 2006.
On Aug. 17, 1963, he married Margaret Lawrenson in Sterling.
John was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
He is survived by his son, Ron Wilcox and wife Sandy of Sterling; sister, Faye Skarka of Sterling; and grandchildren, Lisanna Wilcox, Amanda Wilcox-Waller and Ryan Wilcox.
John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Wilcox in 2004; a baby sister; sister, Doris Nicholson; and brother, Lloyd Wilcox.
Margaret Elizabeth Wilcox, 81, of Sterling, died Jan. 16, 2004, in Fort Collins. Visitation will be Jan. 20 from 10 am. to 7 p.m. at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home, with vigil and rosary to fo1 immediately. Mass of Christian burial will be Jan. 21 at 10:30 am. at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father James Baird officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery
Mrs. Wilcox was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Alliance, Neb., to James and Ann (Hothersell) Lawrenson. She grew up in Denver and attended St. Catherine Catholic School. The family relocated to Sterling, and she transferred to St. Anthony Catholic School, graduating in 1940. She attended Loretta Heights College in Denver for two years. On Aug. 17, 1963, she married John Wilcox in Sterling. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone in Sterling as an operator for 33 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Telephone Pioneers. She is survived by husband John Wilcox, Sterling; son Ron Wilcox, Merino; brother Edward Lawrenson, Sterling; sister Catherine Scharf, Scottsbluff, Neb.,; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers John and James Lawrenson; and sister Rosalie Ferguson,
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