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Margaret A. Cox 08/26/2017

Aviary Photo_131483411731002248Margaret Ann (Zimmerman) Cox, a longtime resident of New Richmond, passed away on August 26th, in New Richmond, Wis., at the age of 86.

A celebration for Margie was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1st at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Richmond.  A two hour visitation preceded the service.  Arrangements were with Bakken Young Funeral and Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Margie was born on February 16th, 1931 to Myers and Lorena Zimmerman in Valparaiso, IN. She attended Valparaiso (Indiana) University and married Eugene Cox, with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage.  She was very proud of starting up the hospital gift shop, on a cart, and we will all miss how her infectious smile brightened up a room.

Margie is preceded in death by her husband, Gene, and lovingly remembered by daughters; Barb Peterson (Mike), Karen Elkin (Jeff) and Kathy Leverentz (Tom); and son, Brian (Erin).  Margie is also survived by grandsons; Pat Donahue (Vickie), Kelly Peterson (Laura), Ben Peterson (Kristi), Brandt Elkin (Kim), Tim Elkin, TJ Leverentz, Jack Leverentz, Dylan Cox, Hunter Cox; Dane Swanda; and granddaughters; Megan Cox, Hannah Peterson (Troy), Libby Hilsendager (Jon); nieces and nephews along with nine great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Margie’s family wishes to thank The St. Croix Health Center staff, Lakeview Hospice Services, Bakken Young Funeral and Cremation Services, Pastor Ryan and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church for their loving care and support.


  • Jo Wrich Posted August 28, 2017 11:52 am

    When I think of your mom, I will always remember her beautiful smile. My deepest sympathy to her loving family.

  • Rex Carpenter Posted August 28, 2017 3:06 pm

    We will miss Margie at Grenelefe.

  • Marilyn Ludwig Posted August 28, 2017 3:34 pm

    Your mother was beautiful both inside and outside!

  • Barbara & Bill Sweeney Posted August 28, 2017 6:26 pm

    We will always remember Margie for her infectious smile and vitality for life. She was a great friend, a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. When she spoke of any and all members of her family, she glowed with pride. Please accept our sincere sympathy in your loss.

    Barbara and Bill Sweeney

  • Frank and Barb Colwell Posted August 28, 2017 9:09 pm

    We will miss your mother a lot down at Grenelefe. She was such a vibrant and happy person. Loved her family very much. And, Geneo was the love of her life. Loved playing golf and bridge with her.

  • Ruth norton Posted August 28, 2017 11:28 pm

    A wonderful woman…Margie & Gene will leave a void in our Grenelefe community
    My Sympathies… Ruth Norton

  • Dan Fitzgerald Posted August 29, 2017 12:12 am

    Margie was such a caring lady. She was our neighbor for years while I was growing up. As youngsters we probably drove her nuts but regardless, she tolerated us. Always carrying a comforting smile with kind eyes. Heaven really gained a sweet lady that lived a wonderful life. Prayers for comfort as her family journeys forward.

  • Jim and Gloria Joyce Posted August 29, 2017 12:18 am

    We never forget all the wonderful times we had with Margie and Gene. She was always up for any trip we suggested and was the life of the party! We loved her so very much and will miss her phone calls and the visits she made to us. I know God must be delighted to have her joyful presence in Heaven.

  • Shellie Seering Posted August 29, 2017 3:12 pm

    Margie was a fire cracker! Her love of life was contagious. Everyone always loved being around your Mom. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Margie will be greatly missed.

  • Karla Kittel Burt Posted August 29, 2017 5:46 pm

    Dear Cox family, I am so sorry for your loss. Margie was a beautiful woman inside and out. Both of your parents were special friends to mom and dad and to our family. May God’s peace be with you all.

  • Earl & Jill Monari Posted August 30, 2017 1:34 am

    Grenelefe will never be the same for us with the passing of your Mom & Dad. They were the first couple we met upon our arrival in 1986. They welcomed us into the community with their warmth & kindness. Such fun we had together over the years.

  • Craig & Sara Anderson Posted August 31, 2017 2:38 pm

    Cox Family,
    What wonderful memories we have with your mom & dad. From the Labor Day tournament, to Grenelefe, your mom & dad were always gracious hosts. Thank you for sharing them with us. I’ve never had a better Old Fashioned than at the Cox house!
    Sending our love & sympathy,
    Craig & Sara Anderson (Menomonie)

  • Bob and Betty Moore Posted September 4, 2017 4:05 pm

    We were so sorry to learn of the passing of both Margie and Gene. They were good friends w.ith whom we shared many Wednesday evenings having dinner at the Outback restaurant inn Winter Haven…..With our love and sympathy,

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