Robert Hammond Wilcox, 90, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.
Memorial Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji with Rev. Linnea Papke-Larson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.
Bob was born October 6, 1923 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Halsey and Verna (Melin) Wilcox. He graduated from high school in 1942 then served with the US Navy from 1943-1945. He attended and graduated in 1950 from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He married Arlene Engeset on June 25, 1948 in Ellsworth, WI; they were married for 32 years. They lived in various areas including Twin Falls, ID, Glendive, MT and Menomonee, WI. He married Phyllis Dahl Stenberg on June 14, 1986 in Bemidji. He retired from Gambles in 1989 after working there 32 years. For 15 years, he helped with Drivers Training and 55 Alive Courses. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Bemidji. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.
He is survived by his wife:Phyllis Wilcox of Bemidji,Daughters: Sue Butler of Roseau, MN, DeeDee Wilcox of Minneapolis, Granddaughter: Sarah Butler of Faribault, MN, Step-children: Cindy (David) Stenberg Sovde of Bemidji, Kevin Stenberg of Billings, MT, Step grandchildren: Michael Stenberg of Bozeman, MT, Jessica Stenberg of Billings, MT.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Arlene who died October 26, 1981.
Honorary Casketbearers will be Arlan Roline, Duane Christensen, Tony Nickolson, Les Pederson and Phil Hofstad and all his Raphaels coffee friends. Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.