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Katherine J. Wilcox, 84, of Dubuque passed away peacefully Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, IA.
Family and Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 3rd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque, IA where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.
Katherine was born on November 10, 1934, in Christopher, Illinois, daughter of Charles and Orsla Meyers.
Katherine married Douglas Wilcox on April 19, 1975 in Galena, IL where they lived for the first 19 years of their marriage. They then moved to Dubuque where they lived for many years. Katherine and Douglas spent 43 wonderful years together. Katherine worked as a bartender, housekeeper and as child caregiver for many years. In her free time, she enjoyed fishing, playing cards, reading, quilting, doing crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, drawing and coloring and most importantly spending time with her friends and family.
Katherine was a kind, loving and caring person. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She will always be loved and never ever forgotten.
Katherine is survived by her children Donald Salser, Sarah (Robert) Foley, Cathy Salser, George (Thess) Salser, and Marla (Mike) Lange. Douglas Jr. Wilcox, Thomas (Bonnie) Wilcox, Velma Burton, Joseph (Lisa) Wilcox and 25 grand-children, and 43 great-grandchildren. Her siblings Donald Roberts, Fred Silkwood and Marla Graham and many nieces and nephews.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Orsla Meyers. Her Husband Douglas Wilcox. Her brother James Meyers.
The family would like to thank the Hospice of Dubuque and the Nurses and Staff at Ennoble Manor who were so wonderful in caring for Katherine.