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David Fox
February 9, 1951 - December 20, 2019

On Friday afternoon, December 20, 2019, David Lee Fox, loving husband and father of two children and grandfather of three children, passed away at the age of 68. Dave died after a long battle with Huntington’s Disease. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday December 27, 2019 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 AM on Saturday December 28, 2019 at the funeral home with Deacon Jim Patera officiating.  Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery at Fairbank.

Dave was born in Oelwein on February 9, 1951. He was raised on a family dairy farm in rural Fairbank. Dave attended the Oelwein school system and graduated in 1969. He married Brenda Maria Gardner on March 24, 1973. They were married for 46 years and lived most of their adult lives in the Oelwein and Lake Delhi areas. After retirement, they also had a winter residence in Mesa, Arizona.

Dave had two separate careers after graduating from high school. He worked ten years as a union laborer at Corn Blossom in Independence and three years at John Deere & Company in Waterloo. After the Iowa agricultural crisis in the early 1980’s, Dave graduated from Hawkeye Institute of Technology with an Associate degree in accounting in 1984 and Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with honors Summa Cum Laud, from Upper Iowa University in 1988. After graduation, he passed the Uniform CPA Examination on his first attempt.

Dave was a licensed certified public accountant (“CPA”), tax preparer and school auditor at the accounting firm, Ridihalgh Fuelling Snitker Weber & Co. for more than 25 years. Dave worked and served clients in their firm’s Jesup, Independence, and Oelwein offices. Dave was also an accounting instructor for Upper Iowa University.

Dave was an avid sports fan the rooting for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball, Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Vikings. He enjoyed attending all types sporting events and was an avid collector of sports memorabilia. He enjoyed boating with friends and family at Lake Delhi. He enjoyed playing softball, playing cards and bowling. He also was an assistant coach for King Knights’ youth baseball team. He also enjoyed traveling on vacation with his wife.

He is survived by his children, which include Shawn Fox (Nicole) and Kristi Fox and grandchildren, Dakota Nuttall, Tyler Welbourne, and Colten Welbourne. Dave is also survived by his siblings: John Fox (Dee) and sister, Diane McCormick (Marc), and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by siblings: Daryl Fox, Jim Fox, and Lyle Fox.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s honor at the Huntington’s Disease Society of America at this link www.hdsa.org/davefox with a tribute gift in the memory of Dave Fox. Thanks to the staff at Oelwein Mercy One and Cedar Valley Hospice.

 

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Sharon and Gary Rubino on January 3, 2020 at 9:13 AM said:

So sorry about Dave , Our thoughts and prayers to you Brenda and your family !!
Cindy Fox on December 27, 2019 at 3:42 PM said:

Our hearts are so broken!!
You are in our prayers always, love you dearly.
Mike and Deb Scheidt on December 27, 2019 at 8:58 AM said:

Sincere condolences to your family. He fought a hard battle and now is at peace.
Sheryl Gosse, Phyllis Trower Decker, classmates on December 26, 2019 at 11:14 PM said:

Brenda & family, we are sad for your loss. David is at Peace. He is home with his family. It was good to visit with you both at MLP. He remembered my name each time I visited. He would ask a few questions of other classmates. It was hard not to say anything at our 50th this fall. He will be missed by many, cherish your memories each of you have, remember David is your angel in heaven, you can still talk to him as you pray. He will be listening.
Doug and Debbie Nuss on December 26, 2019 at 7:07 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have our deepest sympathy
Chuckie Fox on December 25, 2019 at 6:12 PM said:

So Sorry about Dave, He was a Great and Nice ,Nephew.
He will be missed. Prayers to the Family!! From Chuckie Fox and Family.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on December 24, 2019 at 5:10 AM said:

Sincere condolences. Great guy, good sense of scuttle humor. We'll all miss him & may he rest in peace.
Sue Tasker on December 24, 2019 at 12:36 AM said:

John, so Sorry for your loss
Darwin Fure on December 23, 2019 at 7:13 PM said:

Condolences to the Fox family. Will always remember the great times, we had with Dave and Brenda. In the courtyard and, playing 500 hundred at Val Vista Village in AZ. Dave was a trooper he did not let his illness slow him down and enjoyed life. Karen and I Very fortunate to hang out with them.
Gordon and Kim Miller on December 23, 2019 at 4:16 PM said:

We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol Damge on December 23, 2019 at 4:12 PM said:

Sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Cathy Martin on December 23, 2019 at 3:13 PM said:

My condolences to your family.
Damon Akers on December 23, 2019 at 8:38 AM said:

My condolences to the Fox family on Dave’s passing. I will always remember Dave from our years on King’s Knights and detassling corn with him as young teenagers.
Brent Boies on December 23, 2019 at 8:18 AM said:

What a great man. He will be missed.

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