Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Charles 'Chuck' H. Fox

Surrounded by his loving family, Charles “Chuck” H. Fox, age 93, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at his home. Charles was born on September 18, 1917, son of the late John R. and Emma “Mame” (Nee: Zimmer) Fox and was a lifelong resident of Racine.

Chuck was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1935.” On August 5, 1944, he was united in marriage to Ella F. Poulsen. Chuck owned and operated, L & C Machine Company and later co-owned and operated Poulsen Machine Company. He was employed by Ives Grove Golf Course and last worked at Reliance Controls, up until a couple of weeks ago.

He was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and enjoyed singing with the choir. Having a great love for music, Chuck played the piano daily and was a former member of the Racine Dairy Statesman. A skilled craftsman, Chuck could make anything out of wood or metal. He was an avid golfer and won numerous tournaments, including the Wisconsin Public Course State Championship and the Racine County Senior Masters. Chuck enjoyed traveling with his wife, sailing with his son, John; playing piano with his trumpeter son, Tim; spending quality time with daughters Kathy and Jane at Mike and Angelo’s; and cherished time spent golfing with his family and friends. Always mindful and appreciative of his family, many friends and acquaintances, Chuck remains well loved.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-six years, Ella; daughters, Kathleen (Todd) Pettit, Jane (Mark) Anderson; sons, John C. (Christine) Fox, Timothy D. (June) Fox; grandsons, David (Carrie) Pettit, Daniel (Renee) Pettit, Jason (Kelli) Pettit, Matt Anderson (Amy Furman); granddaughter, Jess Fox Anderson; 7 great-grandchildren, Frankie, Jack, Emmy, Elaina, Alexa, Charlie and Lucy Pettit; step-great-grandchildren, Evance, Sedric and Autumn Grandberry; brothers and sisters-in-law, J. Bernard (Mary) Fox, Richard (Lois) Fox; sister, Margaret Vrana; sister-in-law, Carol Fox; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Peter W. “Bill” Fox; sister-in-law, Lois Fox; brothers-in-law, Anker Poulsen, William Wood and Albert Vrana; step-granddaughter Stacy West; and, regretfully just days ago, by beloved sister-in-law, Helen Wood.

A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, December 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with Rev. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Memorials to Hospice Alliance, Evans Scholarship Fund, or to Belle City Brass Works have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Howard Short, Dr. Mark DeCheck, Karen Murillo, and special thanks to “granddaughter-in-law and cardiac nurse,” Renee Pettit for her loving and special care.

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