Edgar Albert Fox, Sr.
Born: October 19, 1927
Died: February 8, 2020
Date: Friday, February 14 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar
Date: Saturday, February 15 1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Ansgar Baptist Church
Location: St. Ansgar Cemetery
Edgar Albert Fox, Sr., age 92 of St. Ansgar, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the St. Ansgar Good Samaritan Center.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the St. Ansgar Baptist Church, St. Ansgar, IA, with Pastor Aaron Moore and Rev. Gary Gonnerman officiating. Burial will be at the St. Ansgar Cemetery.
Edgar was born on October 19, 1927, the son of Raymond and Pearl (Ivey) Fox and was the youngest of five children. He was united in marriage to Evelyn I. Goodew on May 15, 1948, in Austin, MN. They were blessed with five children, Ed, Bobby, Sue, Joann and Mary. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1954 and shared his faith with his children and grandchildren.
Edgar served in the National Guard from June 22, 1948, to July 6, 1949. After being honorably discharged from the Guards, he worked for Christian Hansen Farms in Owatonna, MN for several years, until moving back to St. Ansgar, IA to the family farm where he raised his family and worked with Wilford White installing silo unloaders. At that time, Edgar began dairy and crop farming, and continued that until he retired from farming in 1997. Along with farming, he also drove school bus for St. Ansgar Community Schools for 29 years. We always joked with him that he hauled all the kids in Mitchell County. He was a very caring driver and the kids who rode his bus still love to share their fond memories of him as their driver. Edgar and Evelyn enjoyed traveling, and would do so whenever they were able to. He served as a church deacon and treasurer at the Otranto Church for many years, until a stroke made it difficult for him to serve in that position. Edgar has always been known for his warm smile and gentle spirit and has been lovingly named by many as “Grandpa Smiley.”
Edgar was a living witness for Jesus Christ his Savior by his Christian life style. He freely gave of himself to others without asking anything in return. He will be greatly missed.
Edgar leaves behind many who love him dearly, but we all know and look forward to the day that we will be reunited with him in heaven. His loved ones include his children Ed and Dixie Fox, Jr., Sue and Nick Streit, and Joann Fox. His grandchildren, Lonnie and Shelly Fox, Vicki and Jonathon Noordhoek, Corey Fox, Tim and Elisha Streit, and Melissa and Jon Taylor. His great-grandchildren, Jeanette, Victor, Carolyn and Joe, Hunter, Kaylee, Ian, Myah, Eli, and two great-great grandchildren, Ruby and Amber. He will also be missed by his brother-in-law Ray, and his sisters-in-law Audrey and Val, as well as many nieces and nephews and those that he loved as his own family, Matt Streit, and Tom and Jocelyn Steward, and those who called him their dear friend.
Those who have gone before him include his dear wife and soulmate Evelyn, two children, Bobby and Mary, his parents Ray and Pearl, and his in-laws Ed and Valyda Goodew, his brothers Harold and Leonard Fox, and sisters Blanche Griga and Luella Slaichert, brothers-in-law Frank Griga, Joe Slaichert, Carroll Goodew and Ron Shada, and sisters-in-law Barb Fox, Evelyn R. Fox and Billie Goodew.