Carl R. Wilcoxson Sr.
Monday, February 11, 2008HAVANA - Carl R. Wilcoxson Sr., originally from Easton, died Feb. 9, 2008, at Havana Health Care in Havana. He was 85 years old.
Carl was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Green County, Ky., a son of Ora and Ida (Judd) Wilcoxson. He married Carol Oller on June 10, 1946, in Mt. Pulaski; she died May 13, 2005.
Carl was a World War II veteran and was a life member of both the Mason City American Legion Post 496 and the Havana V.F.W. Post 6408. He was a member of the Mason City Farm Bureau for over 50 years. He was a salesman for Mason County F.S. (Farm Supply) and a farmer for almost 38 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Magnolia Valley Golf and Civic Association in New Port Richey, Fla. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Topeka, and was Scout Cub Master for Troop 177 in Mason City.
Carl was preceded in death by three brothers, Garnett, Luther "Tom" and Lester; and one sister, Kathleen (Louis) Riddell. Surviving are four sons, Carl Jr. (Carolyn) of Knoxville, Bruce (Eva) of Havana, and Aaron (Patricia) and David (Lynn), both of Easton; one brother, Haskell "Hack" of Mason City; and nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Hurley Funeral Home and military honors will be accorded.
Memorials may be left to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Online memorials for the family may be left at www.hurleyfh.com.