Thomas C. Wilcox, 56, of Stone Lake, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with kidney cancer.
Tom, as he was known by those close to him, was born Oct. 2, 1962, to Bruce and Elinor (Hedin) Wilcox in Duluth. Tom very much enjoyed the simple things in life, as evidenced by his enthusiasm for fishing and his trips to Alaska, as well as spending time with the family on Lake Lac Courte Oreilles, surrounding himself with family and friends, and the winter snowmobiling, that stirred his passion for the outdoors. His perfect end to the week would involve a Sunday afternoon lunch and cocktail at The Lincolnwood Resort, where his uncanny wit and sense of humor would “light” up the room. Tom also very much enjoyed his job, working for Todd’s Redi Mix, where many friends were made over the years.
Tom is survived by his sons, Thomas (Natasha) Wilcox of Stone Lake, Christopher Wilcox of Stone Lake and Adam Wilcox of Edgewater; three sisters, Shari (Dana) Perkins of Saco, Maine,, Marcia Wilcox of Eau Claire and Linda (Ken) Myer of Stone Lake; three brothers, David (Debbie) Wilcox of Spooner, Raymond Wilcox of Stone Lake and Dean Wilcox of Hayward; and five granddaughters, Autumn, Jemma, Emma, Tesla and Madelyne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Elinor Wilcox.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Stone Lake. If the weather is nice, it will be held at the Stone Lake Lions Park Pavilion; if the weather is poor, it will be held across Highway A at the Stone Lake Fire Department.
The Spooner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.bratley-nelsonchapels.com.