Jack Fox, 83, of Sioux City died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home at the Countryside Senior Living Center in Sioux City.
Jack Delroy Fox was born June 6, 1920, in Sioux City, the son of Wellington and Mabel (Fairbanks) Fox. Jack was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Sioux City Central High School in 1938. Following high school, Jack attended Iowa State University in Ames, and studied electrical engineering. Jack was united in marriage to Gertrude Campton on April 13, 1941, in Sioux City. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army from August 1944 to July 1946. Jack later served his country during the Korean Conflict from June 1949 to July 1951.
Jack began his long career with Iowa Public Service in Sioux City following his discharge from the service. Jack and his family moved to Le Mars in the early 1950s where he worked with the I.P.S. construction crew based in Le Mars. While working in Le Mars, Jack continued his studies towards his degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. In 1968, Jack accepted the position of supervisor of the Sheldon linecrew and moved to Sheldon. Jack continued to work for Mid-American Energy Co. in Sheldon until his retirement in the early 1990s.
Gertrude died April 20, 1986. Jack married Vivian Breland-Stone on July 29, 1995, in Sioux City. Jack and Vivian lived in Le Mars until 2001 when they moved to Sioux City.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian of Sioux City; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Elyse Fox of Kissimmee, Fla.; six grandchildren; three step-children; six step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Sally Fox of Huron, S.D.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Gertrude in April 1986; a son, Paul in January 1997, and a brother Clinton.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. John Hagberg officiating. Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. Military honors will be provided by the McGlothlen-Cowire American Legion Post #145 of Sheldon. Visitations will be after 2 p.m. Thursday with the family present to greet friends after 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.