Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Leslie M. Wilcox, age 94, who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on Friday, March 21, 2014. Dr. G.G. Phillips will officiate and burial will be at the Sunrise Cemetery in Sunrise, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Leslie was born December 8, 1919 in Sunrise, MN to John and Selma (Larson) Wilcox. He was married to Elizabeth Wilcox on November 17, 1945 in North Branch. Leslie worked as a propane truck driver and for Branch manufacturing in North Branch prior to moving to New Prague in 1991. There he worked for the City of New Prague and the New Prague Hospital until retiring in 2011. He enjoyed being a handyman, fixing things, gardening, playing guitar, singing, painting houses, and animals, especially dogs. Leslie will be remembered as a generous and caring man who was devoted to his family and loved spending time with them, especially his children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by many.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Sauk Rapids; sons, Michael (Kay) of New Prague and Steve (Diane) of St. Cloud; brother, Glen (Marcie) of Minnetonka; 12 grandchildren, Jamison (Kadee), Jahan, Peter (Ilda), Daniel, Anjali, Kenzie (Matt), Kristen (Keith) Jennifer (Blake), Bethany, Richard, and Joshua; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Royal, Bernice Lantz, Vernon, Rudy, John, Harold, and Ronald.