Nathan Wilcoxon, 92, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at St. Joseph's Home in Springfield.
He was born October 16, 1927, in Sherman, the son of Ralph and Martha (Underwood) Wilcoxon. He married Carol Aune in 1951.
Nate received his BSCE degree from the University of Grand Forks in North Dakota and retired after working for Crawford Murphy & Tilly after 40 years. He was an Army veteran, serving from 1946-1948, as well as a member of the Rochester United Methodist Church, Variety Club, National and Illinois Societies of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Professional Engineers in Private Practice, a 55 year member of the Rochester Lion's Club, and a 50 year member of the Rochester Marathon Pinochle Club. He was instrumental in the building of the Rochester and Sugar Creek United Methodist Churches, active with Habitat for Humanity and helped in building two homes. Nate was also the first building and zoning chairman for the village of Rochester for over 30 years.
Nate is survived by his wife; Carol; daughters, Catherine (Edgar) Gregory, Patricia (Daniel) Mansmith, and Barbara (James) Roth; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, February 14 at Rochester United Methodist Church, 555 S. Walnut Street. An additional visitation will be held Saturday, February 15 at the church, from 10 a.m. until time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brian Caughlan officiating. Burial will follow at Brittin Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Rochester United Methodist Church, Make A Wish Foundation, or the Alzheimer's Association. Wilson Park Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.