Obit: Cox, Lawrence W. (1906 - 1998)

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Surnames: Cox, Heiking, Syth, Follmar, Caliche, Booth, Kuester, Neville, Pitt, Offord, Steiger, Richmond, Shattuck

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 21 Oct. 1998; Page 13

Cox, Lawrence "Nubby" W. (30 April 1906 - 14 Oct. 1998)

Lawrence "Nubby" W. Cox, age 92, of Greenwood, died at Chippewa Manor Nursing Home, in Chippewa Falls, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at 9:33 a.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. Fr. Joseph Follmar officiated and burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Visitation was held at Rinka Funeral Home, in Greenwood, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 from 5-8 p.m. Pallbearers were George Syth, Robert Syth, Earl Caliebe, Curtis Booth, Steve Kuester, and Dallas Neville. Honorary pallbearers are Don Pitt, Arles Offord, Ken Steifer, Delbert Richmond and George Shattuck.

Lawrence W. Cox was born on April 30, 1906, in the Greenwood area, to Sidney and Minnie (nee Heiking) Cox. He was educated in Greenwood and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1924. He worked at the John Wuethrich Creamery as a butter maker for several years. On Aug. 11, 1928 he was united in marriage to Beulah M. Syth in Greenwood. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in August of this year. After his marriage, he became manager of E. J. Crane & Sons Feed Store for 27 years. He served several terms on Greenwood City Council, 14 years as city treasurer and he also drove school bus for many years at this time. In later years he was in charge of the Greenwood City Cemetery. Nubby enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, playing cards and will be remembered for his dry sense of humor and witticism.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Jerry) Kuester of Eau Claire, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister Evelyn Cox of Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife Beulah on Oct. 11, 1998.

 

 


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