Joseph F. Cox
Joseph F. Cox, 66, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at his home. Joe was born on Aug. 6, 1950, in Rochester, to Charles Thomas Cox and Mary Alice Schoenfelder. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1968. In 1969, Joe entered the Army, serving most of his service in Hawaii as a surgical technician. On Sept. 18, 1970, he married Mary Ann Sedam in Rochester. Joe worked for Gold Cross, then worked for IBM for 27 years. He enjoyed all computer repair for the family and friends and keeping in touch with his grandkids. He also enjoyed many years of camping with close friends and family. Joe had a big heart and was there to help anyone at a moment's notice. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; his son, Randy (Tonya) of Fargo, N.D.; daughter, Elizabeth of Rochester; six grandchildren, Matalyn and Aubrey of Fargo, Collin, Brandyn, Aaron and Alexander of Rochester; brothers, Tom, Jim, and Jeff; sisters, Pat, Pam and Paula. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David. A visitation for Joe will be at from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Macken Funeral Home River Park Chapel in Rochester. Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston. Macken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com .
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