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Ilene Marie Wilcox

Ilene Marie Wilcox Nov. 1, 1940 - Sept. 10, 2013

ROGERS - Ilene Marie Wilcox age 72, of Rogers, MN died Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at her home in Rogers. Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. today, September 14, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home in Osseo, MN and will continue for one hour prior to the service at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Burial will be in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Pennock MN.

Ilene Marie Jeanette Wilcox was born on November 1, 1940, to Maynard and Jean (Nyseth) Hamann in St. Paul, MN. Irene lived by the Little Crow Trail North of Willmar and went to Country school. She graduated from Willmar High School in the class of 1958. She then worked for Kandiyohi Electrical CO-OP.

Ilene married Alvin Wilcox on April 23, 1960 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Pennock. Following their marriage the couple lived in Willmar where Ilene continued to work various jobs, including KWLM radio.

They later moved to Maple Grove, MN. During this time she was a homemaker. She later found work for machine shops as a Job Analysis and office worker. Ilene attended North Hennepin Community College for a few years.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and she and Alvin attended churches where they lived.

Ilene enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing; especially sewing mittens and scarfs. She cherished the time she could spend with her grandchildren always reading stories and playing games.

She is survived by her husband; Alvin Wilcox of Rogers, son; Alan (Brenda) Wilcox of LaPorte, MN, brother, Milton (Ruby) Hamann of Belgrade and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.