Jim Fox
March 23, 1947 - June 5, 2016

Ronald “Jim” Fox, 69, of Oelwein passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday June 5, 2016 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Thursday June 9 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Friday June 10 at the funeral home as well.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  A memorial fund has been established. 

Jim was born on March 23, 1947 in Oelwein to parents Melvin and Mary Ann (Rosenow) Fox.  He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1965.  Jim served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was employed with DeKalb in Oelwein for 33 years.  He later was employed with Ryder Logistics of Waterloo, Monsanto of Independence and most recently with the Little Husky Center in Oelwein.  Jim was a member of the American Legion of Oelwein.

On August 14, 1999 Jim was united in marriage with Caron Holt at their home in Oelwein.  Jim enjoyed boating and his garden.  He also enjoyed the many cars he had throughout his life, which were always spotless.  He very much enjoyed socializing with his family and many friends.  He will be greatly missed by them.

Left to celebrate Jim’s life is his wife Caron; his children Alan (Angie) Fox of Independence and Betty Jo (Rich) Rohrig of Aurora; his grandchildren: Mason and Jaxon Fox, and Amanda Rohrig; his step-daughter Rebekah (Troy) Clark of Idaho Falls, ID; his step-grandchildren: Justin, Thomas and Torrey Clark; his brothers: David (Brenda) Fox of Manchester and John (Dee) Fox of Oelwein; his sister Diane (Mark) McCormick of Boyd, MN; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Daryl Fox (1997) and Lyle Fox (2014). 

 

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Mallary & Albert Holcomb on June 11, 2016 at 11:25 PM said:

We have nothing but the fondest memories of you and Jim! You two were such wonderful and fun customers at Camp-O. We are so saddened to hear of his passing. Caron, we pray that you find the strength to make it through this difficult time. Keep the wonderful memories you shared together close to your heart! Our deepest sympathies.

Mallary & Albert Holcomb
Judy Blake on June 11, 2016 at 3:58 PM said:

Deepest sympathies, John . God's blessings to your brother and your families.
Paul &Theresa Kauten on June 11, 2016 at 3:33 PM said:

Sad to hear of JIm passing ,an ole child hood and beyond friend, so sad
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on June 10, 2016 at 8:28 AM said:

To Allen and Betty Jo and all of the Jim Fox Family,sending our smypathy,rest in peace old neighbor.
Anonymous on June 9, 2016 at 9:02 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers go out you Caron and family . Sending my sincerest condolences . Jayme E Larsen
Sheryl Gosse and friend on June 9, 2016 at 5:53 PM said:

David and John: We are sad for your loss. Jim will be missed by all who knew what a great guy he was! We always enjoyed visiting with him at the car shows. He loved what he was doing. Cherish the memories, always be close with his family. You have another special angel in heaven. He is always in your hearts forever!
Andy Frey on June 9, 2016 at 6:58 AM said:

Condolences from the Monsanto team in Independence. It was a pleasure to work with Jim for a number of years.
DIANNA DOPP BRANDENBURG on June 9, 2016 at 2:35 AM said:

THE DOPP FAMILIES ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. JIM WILL BE MISSED BY ANYONE THAT KNEW HIM. HE WAS A GOOD CUSTOMER AT OUR NEW MERCHANDISE AUCTIONS AND ALSO A BLAST TO RIDE THE SCHOOL BUS WITH. CHERISH THE GOOD MEMORIES.
Lisa and Troy Woodson on June 8, 2016 at 10:02 PM said:

Thinking of you during this difficult time Caron. Enjoyed working with him at LHLC.
Connie Hartwig & Juanita Rubio on June 8, 2016 at 5:38 PM said:

We will miss you dearly my friend! So many great times you have left us to cherish. We will never forget you or stop loving you. God bless, you and your family Caron.
Monica And Jesse Dinsdale on June 8, 2016 at 1:56 PM said:

Thinking of you and your family. Jim was an awesome guy!
Dan and Gale Hennager on June 8, 2016 at 8:04 AM said:

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Betty Jo.
Dan and Gale Hennager on June 8, 2016 at 8:04 AM said:

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Betty Jo.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on June 8, 2016 at 6:30 AM said:

Sincere condolences to your family. May God Bless.
Carrie Amos on June 8, 2016 at 5:12 AM said:

Thinking of you at this time, Caron. Hugs to you!
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