Memorial services for Steve C. Wilcox, age 60 of Yankton, South Dakota, formerly of Norfolk, Nebraska, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Westridge United Methodist Church in Norfolk. Reverend Cynthia Stewart will officiate, with burial in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.
Visitation will be Monday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.
Steve died Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at his home in Yankton.
Steven Craig Wilcox, son of Joyce (Austin) and Arlan Wilcox, was born August 20, 1953, in Tilden, Nebraska. Steve was raised by his mother, Joyce, and her husband, William Greenough, Sr. He attended and graduated from Norfolk High School in Norfolk, Nebraska with the Class of 1973, and upon completing his education, continued to reside in Norfolk. Steve was employed by Gerhold Concrete Company, the City of Norfolk, Jerry's Trailers and Campers, as well as Nucor Steel. In 1974, he was married to Brenda (Leiding) Hendren. Together, Steve and Brenda had two children: Sonya and Stacy. The couple later divorced, and Steve moved to Yankton, South Dakota in 1986. He later married Linda Thranum of Yankton in August of 1987, and became the father of Tess Thranum and Della O'Conner. During his early years of living Yankton, Steve worked for the South Dakota Department of Transportation and for Yaggie Mills. In May of 1988, he was the first local employee hired by the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a Landscape Foreman. After 18 years of work, Steve retired in 2006, the Senior Officer, due to poor health.
Steve had a love for country music. Some of his greatest joys in the world were his wife, children, and his seven grandchildren, as well as his orange El Camino, his 1970 El Camino, his 77 Oliver Row Crop tractor, bow hunting, his home and yard, his two special horses, Ruby and Paco, and his cat, Tilly.
Steve passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the age of 60, at his home in Yankton, surrounded by his family.
Steve is survived by his wife, Linda Wilcox of Yankton, South Dakota; his mother and husband, Joyce and William Greenough; his four daughters, Sonya Peyton, Stacy Mach, Tess Thranum, and Della O'Conner; brothers, Kevin Wilcox, Faron Greenough, William Greenough, Jr., and Jed Greenough; and sisters, Tami Klein, Marlea Wilcox, Anita Clyde, and Mary Kringle.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Leola (Halsey) Austin.