Michael “Mick” Cox, age 64, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota. KC Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. with Parish Prayers at 7:30 P.M. Gathering of Family & Friends will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Thursday.
Michael “Mick” Brian Cox was born on November 24, 1952, in Browns Valley, Minnesota. He was the son of William and Dorothy (Hammersmith) Cox. Mick was baptized as an infant at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Browns Valley, Minnesota, was confirmed in his faith at Holy Rosary Church in Graceville, Minnesota. He received his education at Graceville High School in Graceville, Minnesota. Mick furthered his education by attending Southwest MN State University, Jackson Area VoTech and Wadena Area VoTech for telephone communications.
On October 23, 1982, Mick was united in marriage to Nancy Kallhoff at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Collis, Minnesota. Mick and Nancy made their home in Glencoe. The couple was blessed with three children, Jackie, Jon and Dan. Mick and Nancy shared 35 years of marriage.
Mick worked for Century Link for 39 years as a network technician. He was a member of Church of St. Pius X and the Knights of Columbus. Mick enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Big Stone Lake, especially boating, fishing, and having a “short one” by the fire while telling his infamous “dad jokes” and telling stories of the good ol’ days. He also enjoyed working in the yard with his new John Deere yard tractor and barbecuing. Mick enjoyed history and was always quick with a random fact. Papa enjoyed any chance he could get to spoil his grandchildren Ruby and Leo.
Mick passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, at his home with his family by his side in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 12 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Mick is survived by his:
Wife, Nancy Cox of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Jackie Graf and her husband, Matt, of Glencoe, MN,
Jon Cox and his wife, Lauren, of Glencoe, MN,
Dan Cox of Pickstown, SD;
Grandchildren: Ruby and Leo Graf;
Siblings, Geri Piechowski and her husband, Curt,
William Cox and his wife, Collette;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Cox; mother and father-in-law, Patricia and Leonard Kallhoff; brother-in-law, Kevin Kallhoff, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.