Nathan Wilcoxon, 92, of Rochester, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at St. Joseph's Home in Springfield.
Nate was born on October 16, 1927, in Sherman, the son of Ralph and Martha (Underwood) Wilcoxon. He married Carol Aune on June 3, 1951 and she survives.
Nate received his BSCE degree from the University of Grand Forks in North Dakota and retired after working for Crawford Murphy & Tilly after 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1946-1948. He was a member of the National and Illinois Societies of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and Professional Engineers in Private Practice. He was also a member of Rochester United Methodist Church, the variety Club, a 55 year member of the Rochester Lion's Club, and a 50 year member of the Rochester Marathon Pinochle Club. He was instrumental in the building of the Rochester and Sugar Creek United Methodist Church’s and was active with Habitat for Humanity and helped in building two homes. Nate was also the first building and zoning chairman for the village of Rochester, which he held for over 30 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Wilcoxon; and sister, Nettie Jean Edwards.
Nate is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Catherine (Edgar) Gregory, Patricia (Daniel) Mansmith and Barbara (James) Roth; grandchildren, Natalie, Nathan, Martha, Lisa and Emily; great-grandchildren, Gloria, Gwen, Leo and Perrin; sister-in-law, Helen Wilcoxon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4-6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Rochester United Methodist Church, 555 S Walnut St, Rochester, IL 62563. An additional visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the church with Pastor Brian Caughlan officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Brittin Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Rochester United Methodist Church, Make A Wish Foundation, or the Alzheimer's Association.
Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Rochester, IL. 62563 is in charge of arrangements.
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