ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Wesley Fox, 88, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2011), at Elwood Care Center in Elwood.
He was born April 30, 1922, on the family farm near Alta, Illinois to Norvin S. and Maymee I. (Case) Fox. He graduated high school in Dunlap, Illinois. He went on to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and received his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture education in 1944. He would teach ag. education classes in Ankeny and Bondurant, Iowa.
On Dec. 21, 1947, he married Evelyn Louise Taylor at the Church of the Brethren in Clarence, Iowa. He was a partner in a Tire Shop in Marengo, Iowa for awhile and then would become a salesman for Purina Feed. In the mid 1950s, he became a sales manager for Daffin Manufacturing of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was the regional manager for the Midwest. He would also own his own mobile feed business in Postville, Iowa.
In May of 1971, they moved to Cozad, Nebraska and he would work as a salesman for Harvest Store. In 1978, they moved to Colby, Kansas where he managed a Valley Irrigation Dealership. After semi-retiring, they moved to Elwood and helped his son, Lynn, with his concrete business. He would move to the Elwood Care Center in August of 2009.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lynn Fox; sister, Norma Harlan; and brothers-in-law, Cliff Sprouse and Ray Harlan.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Fox of Elwood; sons, Ryan and wife, Sally Fox of Montrose, Colorado, Kenneth Fox of Elwood, Wallace Fox of Elwood; sister, Olive Sprouse of Sierra Vista, Arizona; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are Saturday, 10 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with the Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating. Burial is at a later date at the Elwood Cemetery in Elwood.
There is no visitation.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at www.elwoodfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington or the donor's choice.
Elwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.