MAURICE EUGENE WILCOX
Maurice Wilcox, formerly of Jewell, died peacefully on July 11, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, with family members at his side.
Maurice was born March 22, 1936, to James Russell and Nita (Mosbarger) Wilcox. He graduated from Jewell High School, and married Dorothy Swenson on August 18, 1957, in Radcliffe. After serving in the Army, stationed in California, they lived and farmed near Jewell where they raised four daughters: Peggie Wilcox of Lakemont, GA; Dawn (John) Teig of Elkhart, IA; Leslie (Steve) Goins of Smithville, MO; and Lynn Johnson of Omaha, NE.
Maurice is survived by his four daughters, 8 grandchildren: Jessica Arends, Ivy (Charlie) Million, Lindsay (Nick) Wessels, Dustin Teig, Alison Teig, Ivan Johnson, Moriah Johnson, and Madelyn Johnson; 3 great-granddaughters: Addison Wessels, Grace Wessels, and Aurora Million; brother-in-law Jim Ohl, sisters-in-law Marilyn Swenson and Karen Swenson and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, his parents, one brother, Virgil Wilcox, and son-in-law, Robert Johnson.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life service at Elim Lutheran Church, Randall, Iowa, for both Maurice and Dorothy for a later date when it is safe to travel.
Donations received will be used for a memorial or improvements at Little Wall Lake. They can be made directly to Hamilton County Conservation-Little Wall Lake, 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA 50595 or sent to Dawn Teig at 14431 NE 4th Street, Elkhart, IA 50073.