NAME: Cox, Harold James (m. Helen Logan)
OBIT: Daily Chronicle 8 May 2003 Thur
HAROLD J. COX
Harold J. Cox, 84, of Lee, Ill., died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at his home.
Born May 31, 1918, on the family farm in rural Shabbona, he was the son of George and Ellen (Dugan) Cox. He married Helen M. Logan on Nov. 17, 1945, at St. Genevieve Church in Chicago.
Harold was a graduate of Shabbona High School and Aurora Business College. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from August 1941 to September 1945, stationed in the Pacific from December 1941 until March 1945. He was a member of Waterman American Legion Post 654 and past commander of Lee American Legion Post 1253. He was a member and former Chef De Gare of DeKalb County 40 & 8 Voiture 207 and a member of Aurora Knights of Columbus Council 736. Harold was an active member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee and was a farmer village of Lee trustee. He served as mayor of Lee from 1977 until 1982. He was a former township clerk for Willow Creek Township in Lee County from 1972-97. Harold was also a former school board member of Shabbona Community School District 425, serving from 1963-73.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Cox of Lee; three sons, James (Su) Cox of Shabbona, Michael (Katherine) Cox of Kempton and Patrick Cox of Sycamore; a brother, Vincent Cox of Shabbona; a sister, Regina (William G.) Knight of Peoria; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Frances Follin, and Mary, who died in infancy; and four brothers, Fred, George, Meryl and Charles.
The funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. James Catholic Church in Lee with Father Norbert Weber officiating. Burial will be at St. James Calvary Cemetery in Lee. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona. A liturgical wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the funeral home.
A memorial is being established.
For information, call (815) 824-2618.