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John Foster Cox, age 86 of Lincoln, formerly of North Platte, passed away in Beatrice on March 18, 2014.
John was born on July 24, 1927 in Sutherland, NE to Russell and Fredonia “Chattie” (Foster) Cox. He grew up on the family farm north of Sutherland and graduated from Sutherland High School. He attended UNL for 1 year before entering the US Navy, serving during WWII. When he returned from the navy he finished college with a degree in Electrical Engineering then moved to North Platte where he began his 40 year career at Municipal Light and Water as an electrical engineer and manager. He married Patricia Cullen on May 19, 1953 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He was a strong supporter of the North Platte Catholic Schools and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He was an avid pilot and was generous with his time and talent, contributing countless hours to Habitat For Humanity and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He set a wonderful example for his children, guiding and encouraging them to become strong, independent adults. He will be remembered as a loving husband, dad and grandpa.
John is survived by his children Virginia “Ginny” (Greg) Donovan of Lincoln, NE, John C. (Lori) Cox of DeWitt, NE, Barbara (Carlos) Guerrero of Tucson, AZ, and Teresa (Don) Raven of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren John Guerrero of Los Angeles, CA, Sarah Guerrero of Tucson, AZ, Jayme Cox of DeWitt, NE, Scott Donovan and Sam Donovan both of Lincoln, NE; siblings Charlotte Bubsey of Simsbury, CT, Fred (Edie) Cox of Raleigh, NC; sister-in-law Peggy Cullen of Lincoln, NE; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends, and his beloved pets Pebbles, Sofie and Soccer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Patricia his wife of 53 years; and brother-in-law Frank Bubsey.
Memorials are suggested to the North Platte Catholic Schools, North Platte Habitat For Humanity, Lake Street Senior Center of Lincoln, NE, The Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Chapter 569 of Lincoln, NE or the Madonna Foundation of Lincoln, NE. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Christian Wake Services will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday March 23, 2014 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday March 24, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Reverend James Golka as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from noon until 6:00 on Saturday and noon until service time Sunday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. John’s family will meet with friends in Lincoln at 4941 South 72nd St. from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Monday March 24, 2014.