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Larry E. Wilcox

December 18, 1942 - December 8, 2019

Larry E. Wilcox

Obituary

Larry E. Wilcox, 76, of Capron, IL passed away peacefully, Sunday evening, December 8, 2019 in Swedish American Hospital surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness.  Larry was born December 18, 1942 at Ft. Bragg, N.C., the son of William E. and Gertrude (Sheffield) Wilcox.  He married his loving wife, Rita I. (Brown) Wilcox in Harvard, IL on May 7, 1983.  Larry worked in many fascinating capacities over the years.  His career in mechanical engineering evolved from a position as a draftsman.  He worked for many companies including Motorola, Chrysler, Boeing; even becoming a freelance mechanical engineer.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing; loved his dog, classic cars, and was a master of un-completed projects.  Larry could build a shelter for any critter needing care, and enjoyed taking care of his herd of cats on the farm.  While he did not attend a particular church, Larry did have a solid trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Larry is loved and will be missed by his children, Daniel R. (Sharrie) Wilcox, of Belvidere, Loren E. (Amy) Wilcox of Garden Prairie, Brandy E. Wilcox of Madison; chosen daughter, Sandra Tietze of Germany; grandchildren, Molly, Madeline, Adam, and Chris; siblings, Bill Wilcox, Linda (John) Peredna, Carol (Dick) Gustafson, Patricia St. Clair, Pamela (Craig) Keeney, Dave Wilcox.  Larry is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Rita.

The visitation for Larry will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  The funeral service for Larry will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the funeral home.  Private family burial will take place.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of his family.  To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The visitation for Larry will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

Sunday, December 15, 2019
4:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The funeral service for Larry will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the funeral home.

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Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. We only met him once, but he was such a beautiful man with such a love of life.

avp 2019-12-11T23:11:16

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Bob and Pat Creger 2019-12-11T15:12:38

First time I met Larry, he cooked a steak for me and Brandy. It was still bright red and juicy in the middle. Brandy cooked her’s a little bit longer after we sat at the table. She said I wouldn’t offend anyone if we put some more heat back on it. Still one of the most enjoyable steaks I’ve ever had. I barely had a chance to know him, but his love and influence will live on in all of us that were touched by his life.

Brian 2019-12-10T23:00:08

Condolences to the family and friends of Larry. I met him through his wonderful daughter and will never forget his kindness and how much he loved animals. We will miss hearing about him, but Brandy has many great stories she can continue telling, because he was a great dad.

Bath-sheba Kemp 2019-12-10T22:17:53

So very sorry for your loss Loren
My Thought and Prayers are with you and your family..!!

Meredith Fleming 2019-12-10T20:07:25

God be with all of the family in this time of grief.
Nancy Vines
Macon GA

Nancy Vines 2019-12-10T19:28:59

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