Charles Wilcox

Charles Wilcox, age 97, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora. Funeral Services were held on his birthday, Friday, July 5, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Reverend Sarah Ruch officiated. A Family Service was held at the Shelton Cemetery following the funeral service on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Community Care. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at Charles E. Wilcox, the son of Charles Ray and Florence Ellen (Clark) Wilcox, was born on July 5, 1921, in Adams County. Charlie was married to Metta Katherine Schaefer on April 25, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri, where Charlie was stationed during World War II. They met at a USO Dance, where they became Jitterbug Champions. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant on December 5, 1945. Charlie was a real estate broker for C. Wilcox Realty in Lincoln for over 45 years, alongside his wife Metta. They would also sell Christmas Trees at the Wilcox Tree Farm near Shelton. They had three children, Jean, John, and Chuck. Metta passed away on July 18, 2014. Charlie loved to fish, hunt, and tell stories. They visited all 50 states and 17 foreign countries, and enjoyed several cruises. Charlie will be dearly missed by his three children, Jean (Russ) Williss, of Lincoln, Dr. John (Lynn) Wilcox, of Aurora, and Dr. Charles W. (Donna) Wilcox, of Papillion; five grandchildren, David Williss, John Williss (Cassie), Heather Wilcox Peters (Brian), Robin Wilcox-Morris (Jeff), and Amanda Wilcox Johnson (Mark); 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara (Bill) Borghoff and sister-inlaw, Jane Schaefer. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Metta; and six brothers and sisters.

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