Jeffrey Jon Wilcox, age 53, formerly of Wautoma passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
He was born December 10, 1963 in Madison, the son of Jon P. and Jane Ann (Heller) Wilcox. He was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church, Wautoma. An avid outdoorsman, Jeff grew up loving to hunt, fish and play golf.
Jeff was a 1982 graduate of Wautoma High School where he lettered in football, baseball and wrestling. He graduated from Ripon College 1986 and played football for the Ripon Redmen. He belonged to Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jeff attended Akron University Law School in Akron, Ohio graduating with a Law Degree in 1991.
He married Deborah Schaff in 1991 in Madison, WI. They resided in Lakewood, Ohio where he and his wife both practiced law. Their marriage ended in 2010.
He is survived by his parents, Jon P. and Jane Ann Wilcox, Wautoma; one sister, Jennifer (Jason) Weekly, Wautoma; two nieces, Alexandra “Lexie” and Jaina Koerner, Wautoma; his aunts, Ann (David) Garber, Mosinee, Beth (the late David) Stelter, Wautoma, Cheryl (David) Wilcox-Reich, Wautoma; cousins, Allison (Andrew) Hinkelman, and their children, Cole and Ella, Sammamish, WA, Darren (Kristin) Stelter, and their children, Gavin and Mackenzie, Oshkosh, Christopher Wilcox, Neenah, Courtney Wilcox, Appleton; his former wife, Deborah Wilcox, Lakewood, Ohio. Jeff is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Everett and Irma Wilcox; maternal grandparents, Irvin and Iva Jane Heller; one sister, Andrea Beth Wilcox; two uncles, George E. Wilcox and David H. Stelter; and by his step grandmother, Dorothy Heller.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 12 noon at Hope Lutheran Church in Wautoma with Rev. Paul Michael Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Town of Dakota.
Visitation will be held on Saturday at the Church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. A Memorial is being established.