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Obituary: Gloria F. Fox

May 13, 2014 02:02PM ● Published by Jim

Gloria F. Fox, age 83 of Markesan, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Barrett House in Markesan.

Gloria was born on August 30, 1930 in Ripon to Howard and Pearl (nee Forbes) Reeck. She graduated from Ripon High School and later worked at Ripon Printers. On October 22, 1955, she was united in marriage to James Fox at the Markesan United Methodist Church. Gloria loved and lived for her grandchildren. She cherished the time she spent with them and played a huge part in their upbringing. She also enjoyed bowling, cooking and helping around the farm. Gloria was a member of Markesan United Methodist Church.

 Gloria is survived by her husband, James "Jim" Fox of Markesan; her daughter, Babette (Todd) Becker of Markesan; grandchildren, James (Angie) Reetz of Oshkosh and Samantha Becker of Markesan.  She is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne (Marilyn) Fox of Markesan, Ralph (Patricia) Fox of Indianapolis, William (Beverly) Fox of Markesan, Wilbur "JR" (Valerie) Fox of St. Louis, MO, Mary (Art) Ehlert of Waupun, Pearl Reeck of Beaver Dam, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, a sister-in-law and other relatives.

A Memorial Service for Gloria will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Markesan United Methodist Church with Rev. Ethan Larson officiating. Visitation take place prior to the service at church, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Phelps Cemetery in the Town of Green Lake. 

Memorials may be directed to Markesan United Methodist Church, 74 E. Catherine St., Markesan WI 53946.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 181 S. Main St., Markesan, is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at


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