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Obituary for Dr. Kenneth Wilcox

Dr. Kenneth Wilcox
Dr. Kenneth M. Wilcox, age 95, WWII US Army Air Corps Veteran. Beloved husband for 65 years to Evelyn, nee Williams. Loving father of Robert (Carry) Wilcox, Kathleen (Cory) Gale and Ted (Menchie) Wilcox. Cherished grandfather of Regis Lacher, Louis and Mitchell Wilcox; Christina, Kenneth (Lindsey) and Richard (Melissa) Gale; and Bill Wilcox. Dearest great-grandfather of Halen and Kenneth Dovven Gale. Fond brother of the late Jack Edward Wilcox.

Dr. K.M. Wilcox trained in internal medicine after the war. He married Evelyn in 1952 and they had three children by 1954. He practiced in Morris, IL and Fort Dodge, IA with the Kersten Clinic. In 1963 Ken and Evelyn went to work as medical missionaries in Tanzania, East Africa. He trained in tropical medicine in London. He was in charge of a hospital in Kiomboi, Tanzania for four years and treated thousands of patients there. On returning to the states, he took up practice on Kedzie Avenue on the south side of Chicago at the Meyer Medical group. He took care of patients in four different south side hospitals. In 1992, he retired and devoted his time to Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Seed Company. Ken and Evelyn have lived in Orland Park for the past 15 years.

Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 3-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave., (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Lying in State Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Grace Fellowship Church, 15150 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest, IL, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service with Military Honors Thursday 2:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

Memorials to Wycliffe Bible Translators, 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32832, preferred. Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400
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