Elmer W. Fox, 97, of Mahomet went into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, December 20, 2020.
There will be a private graveside service with Pastor Jimmie Cook and Pastor Mike Roberts, Elmer’s son-in-laws, officiating. Blair-Owens Funeral Home, Mahomet is assisting the family.
Elmer was born on May 16, 1923 in Tolono to Audie and Nancy (Howard) Fox. He married Ruth Emma Braitsch on December 31, 1947. She preceded him in death on June 15, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his son, Daniel Fox in 2017; 4 brothers and 6 sisters.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Veronica (Jimmie) Cook of Fisher and Heidi (Mike) Roberts of Mahomet; a nephew that was like a son, Peter Braitsch; 8 grandchildren, Leilani (Gene) Pierson, Mila (Ronnie) Thomas, Jonathan (Yulia) Fox, David Fox, Joshua (Amy) Cook, Caleb (Monica) Cook, Ashley (Stephen) Albi and Cory (Jana) Roberts; 10 great grandchildren and 1 brother, Lewis (Treva) Fox of Fisher.
Elmer honorably served in the US Army. He worked as the ‘hammer man’ for Clifford and Jacobs for many years. Even in his retirement, Elmer was a hard worker. He enjoyed carpentry and spent his time building his many inventions. He also had a (PHD) in Post Hole Digging. Above everything else, Elmer loved Jesus (enough said)!
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