Michael Lee Wilcox, 60, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at home, surrounded by his family, after a two-year battle with colon cancer. Private family graveside services at Linwood Cemetery Mausoleum, by the Rev. Bill Reirden. Arrangements with Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his parents, Myron and Audrey Wilcox of Cedar Rapids; children, Michelle (Joe) Kondora, Shannon (Alex) Jones, Aaron Wilcox, Stephanie (Ian Pelke) Leek and Shelbie Deford, whom he considered a daughter, all of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; his siblings, Mark (Bonnie) Wilcox, Marty (Linda) Wilcox and Angie Wilcox; and his dog, Lily.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and three grandchildren.
Michael was born March 20, 1957, the son of Myron and Audrey (Fowler) Wilcox, in Cedar Rapids. He worked for ServiceMaster and then Done Done Services. Michael was the kindest, gentlest, and quietest man who was always willing to help and was "keeper of the keys." An avid reader, he also enjoyed concerts, attending swap meets with his dad and brother, Marty, working outside with nephew, Jeremie, "JPW" and the Hallmark Movie Channel. Michael was an animal lover, especially penguins, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
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Posted on Tuesday, 11 April 2017