Edward William Fox

January 27, 1947March 25, 2014

Edward Fox, 67, of Ankeny, IA passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 28, at Ankeny Funeral Home with burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. in Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery.

Edward William Fox was born on January 27, 1947 in Sioux City, Iowa. Edd grew up on a farm near Homer, Nebraska and attended Wayne State College. Before completing his degree he joined the US Army and served in Korea. In the early '70's he traveled setting up computer systems for the Iowa Credit Union League. Later he worked as a foreman for Des Moines Cold Storage, and at the time of his retirement he was employed with Hy-Vee.

In 1986 Edd met and married the love of his life, Susie, and adopted her children Michael and Michele and their great story began. Becoming a father meant taking on the responsibility of taste testing Michele's Easy Bake Oven creations and rewarding good grades with whatever her heart desired; no matter the cost. Becoming Michael's father meant anxiously awaiting evenings playing catch and enjoying Scornovacca's pizza made especially for him by Michael.

The Fox family has lived in Des Moines, Maxwell and Ankeny. While living in Maxwell, Edd was elected Mayor in March of 1993. Although he wasn't even a candidate, the people of Maxwell wrote him in as their choice! He was very surprised when he received the call, but he graciously accepted the responsibility without reservation and served as the Mayor of Maxwell for two years.

Edd always looked forward to his annual spring fishing trip with his long-time friend, Jerry Stahl. The friends continued their annual trip to the boundary waters in Canada for many years. Edd & Stahl also enjoyed their many deer-hunting trips at a rustic cabin in Fairview, Kansas.

Edd and Susie enjoyed visiting Disney World fourteen times over the years. They loved every minute of every trip making a lifetime of memories. They also became regular visitors at their favorite bed and breakfast in Monticello, Minnesota. They developed a close friendship with the owners, Duffy and Merrill, and enjoyed each other's company in their beautiful home.

Edd was always proud of his five years of service in the Army where he became a Staff Sargent. He always said, "I am very proud to have served and I would do it all again. The memories will stay with me forever."

Edd is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Susie; daughter, Michele (Chris) Mease; sister, Jean Fox; and brother, Bob Fox. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; brother, Richard Fox; and sister, Susan Mills.

We want to thank all of you, our dear family and friends, for caring and praying for us, and we thank you for celebrating Edd's life with us today.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 28, 2014

Edward William Fox

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Patty Svoboda

January 17, 2015

Ed was a great guy! Such a good person to be around and work with. Too bad we didn't look him up sooner than now. He had a great smile and wonderful sense of humor. He is missed dearly. Our sympathies to you and your family

April 2, 2014

Sue, we just heard about Edd. So sorry for your loss. Let us know if you need anything. Tom and Lorrie Ludwig

Freddie Aberg

April 1, 2014

Sue and family
I just found out today about Ed. I am so sorry.
Ed was a very stand up individual and I always enjoyed conversing with him. I will miss Ed.
Freddie Aberg

March 31, 2014

Sue I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. cindy metz

March 31, 2014

You are in my thoughts and prayers. cindy metz

Teresa Jones (Booe)

March 28, 2014

May your hearts be filled with wonderful family memories.

(childhood and lifetime friends with Sandy and Scott)

March 28, 2014

My heart is heavy hearing of your loss Sue and family. I hear Ed was a good man! You all are in my prayers. Onnie

March 28, 2014

When Nancy Vasey and I worked with Edd in Maxwell City Hall, he was a wonder to work with. Please accept our sympathy on his passing. God Bless Edd and his family. Kathy Lynch Barton

March 28, 2014

Love you Uncle Edd

Jeanette Tongay

March 28, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.