Lester F. Silcox, age 92, of Green Garden (Frankfort), IL, formerly of Monee, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Miller Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee, IL.
He was born on February 2, 1923 in Thornton, IL, the son of the late Calvin J. and Susan Florence (Perry) Silcox. He married the late Mardella L. (Hohmann) Silcox on April 25, 1942 in Monee. She passed away on June 18, 1998.
He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a former member of the Doss Malone American Legion Post in Monee. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Monee and the Peotone Prairie Cardinals Camping Club. He enjoyed making wood crafts and looming rag rugs and also delivered Meals on Wheels for many years in Monee. He was a retired supervisor with the Will County Department of Transportation and also formerly worked at Portion Packaging of South Chicago Heights.
He is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Ronny) Christensen of Frankfort, IL, Karen (Richard) Rehberg of Crossville, TN, and Verna Nelson of LaCrosse, WI; five grandchildren, Jodi (Dan) Becker of Peotone, Pam (Duane) Hull of Chebanse, IL, Jeff (Tammy) Rehberg of Marengo, IL, Todd (Rosie) Nelson M.D. of Reedsville, WI, and Heather (Todd) Carr of LaCrosse, WI; twelve great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; one brother, Ford Silcox of Grant Park, two sisters, Geraldine Sharp of Naples, FL and Florence Leichering of Apoka, FL; two special friends, Ron Paul of Kankakee and John Piller of Strassburg, CO; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Scott Christensen (1987); six brothers, Orville, Richard, Roy, Alpha, Victor, and James; and two sisters, Helen Becker and Mildred Hensley Lillgaard.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral service will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Thursday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. Burial and military honors will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Monee, IL. Memorials to the Family’s Wishes would be appreciated.