Delores T. (Baerenwald) Wilcox, age 94, passed away on September 27, 2022 peacefully with family by her side. Delores was born on 8/19/28 to Richard and Meta Baerenwald (Pittelkow) in the township of Grandville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delores attended the Maple Tree School and Custer High School. Delores was the only child and grandchild on her mother’s side so formed close bonds with her childhood classmates and cousins who all remained close to her throughout her life.
Delores married her husband Arnold (Arnie) Wilcox and moved to Mount Morris- Wild Rose in 1968 and soon after gave birth to their only son Richard. They made their living on the family dairy farm where Delores was very active as a homemaker, mother and also took care of her parents by traveling to the Milwaukee area for years and eventually moving into her parents into their home on the farm until their passing. Delores and her husband Arnie farmed until 1989 and Delores remained alone on the farm from the time of Arnie’s passing in 2005-2016 before moving into Rosemore Village, where she remained until the time of her passing.
Delores will best be known for her kind and gentle spirit who loved people and had a remarkable memory. Delores loved to know details about everyone she met and that information would never be forgotten. It was important to her. You were important to her. Connecting to people, remembering special occasions, wishing people well, congratulations or condolences was something that was never missed by Delores. One could say she was usually talking or writing, but it was always for the purpose of making another person feel special. You always knew she remembered you. A gift that will be missed by many.
Delores is survived by her son: Richard (Jill); grandsons: Erik and Ryan, Stevens Point; brother-in-law: Marlyn Wilcox, Plover; many nieces and nephews and beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her husband: Arnold Wilcox and parents: Richard and Meta Baerenwald.
Memorial services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wild Rose. The family will greet relatives and friends at church on Saturday, October 15th from 9:30AM until time of services at 11AM. Burial will take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wautoma. Leikness Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.