Obituaries

Helen J. Wilcox

Nov 19, 2017
Wilcox, Helen

Services

Family-directed memorial service will be held in the spring

Biography

Helen J. Wilcox, 96, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Sartori Memorial Hospital with her daughters by her side.  

She was born November 11, 1921 in Mason City the daughter of William and Della (Eppert) Ziebell. She was a graduate of Waterloo East High School. 

She was untied in marriage to Dale O. Wilcox on October 1, 1939 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on June 6, 2015. 

Helen and her husband Dale lived on the Sans Souci for 40 years.  She enjoyed the outdoors, quilting and playing bridge.  They also enjoyed traveling and spent the last 20 years wintering at their home in Apache Junction, Arizona.  She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. 

Survived by: two daughters, Kris (Barry) Beekman of Sioux City, Jo Marcussen of Waverly; five grandsons, Britt Marcussen, Cam (Trish) Marcussen, Randy (Tatum) Marcussen, Brock (Laura) Beekmann, Blake (Jessica) Beekmann and ten great grandchildren, Kami, Jonah, Braydon, Landree and Blythe Marcussen, Andrea Slawson, Braxton , Brinkley, Harper and Jayson Beekman. 

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two sisters, Lois Patterson, Margaret Watkins and a son-in-law, Bob Marcussen.

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  1. Sandie Hastings | Dec 03, 2017
    Helen was my second mom, I've known her since I was 6 or 7 years old, when Kris and I were in 1st grade. After leaving CF, when ever I came home I always made time to visit, and she always had a welcoming hug.  I have such wonderful memories of my time spent in her home. Kris and Jo thank you for sharing her with me.

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