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Chris O. Fox

August 11, 1950 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Chris Fox Obituary

Chris Orlo Fox, 73, of Marcellus, died peacefully Friday, December 1, 2023 in the comfort of his family’s presence.

His life began August 11, 1950 in Dowagiac, Michigan, the fourth of five children born to Orlo and Dorothy Fox. 

Chris lived and grew up in Volinia where he attended a one-room school house until high school in Marcellus.  He worked on neighboring farms, mostly with livestock, and had his own lawn service at age twelve.  Chris was a craftsman and skilled woodworker who loved building and creating.  Aside from that, he was a successful real estate agent, data technician with the local phone company, president of the union, IBEW, a deputy for DNR, and a long-standing member of MNRC.  Chris loved playing cards, playing with his grandchildren, and watching the Lions and Tigers, but no Bears.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking.  He coached baseball for the Marcellus Wildcats and was a strong supporter of Dowagiac athletics.

Chris will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-eight years and soulmate, Dianne Fox; daughter, Sarah (Brent) Peterson; son, Christopher Fox; granddaughter, Olivia Peterson, grandson, Maxwell Peterson; brother, Kim (Linda) Fox; sister-in-law, Jennie Fox; brothers-in-law, Bill Hartman, Bruce Jenkins; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sisters, Carol Hartman and Sue Jenkins; and brother, Joel Fox.

Family and friends will gather from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in the Dowagiac Elks Lodge, 300 Riverside Drive, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Chris be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 12, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dowagiac Elks Lodge
300 Riverside Drive
Dowagiac, MI 49047


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