OBITUARY

David Cox

May 3, 1956December 9, 2012

David Allen Cox, 56, of Bloomington, passed away at 12:57 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

He was born May 5, 1956 in Rochester, MN, son of the late Charles Thomas, Sr. and Mary Alice Schoenfelder Cox. He resided most of his life in Rochester, MN, attending the public schools, including John Marshal High School.

He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Dave loved to cook and throughout his career he worked at Henry Wellingtons, City Café, Newts, and West Fire Grill. He was quite proud of his signature burger, “Dave’s Burger,” on Newt’s menu. The past seven years, Dave has lived in Illinois, working at the RedFire Grill, and most recently at State Farm Corporate Office as an early morning chef, where he often had his regular customer’s breakfast ready before they even ordered.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his flower gardens, and a good day of sunshine canoeing down the river. He also had many indoor plants and enjoyed music. He will be forever remembered for the many laughs and smiles he shared with family and friends. He is loved and will be greatly missed.

David is survived by his sisters, Pat (Paul) Musolf of Chatfield, MN, Pam (Wayne) Wegner and Paula Oates, both of Rochester, MN; his brothers, Charles T. “Tom” (Ione) Cox, Jr, Joseph F. (MaryAnn) Cox, Jim (Denise) Cox and Jeff (Annie) Cox, all of Rochester, MN. Also surviving are his aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews; and long-time friends, Kevin and Jeanne Hull and family.

David’s wish was to use his body as an organ donor. The family will have a Celebration of Life gathering in Rochester, MN at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, c/o Jeff Cox, 301 18 ½ Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.EastLawn-Bloomington.com.

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David Cox

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Pat Musolf

December 26, 2012

Dave, you will always be missed and loved,just like Mom and Dad, you are probably playing cards right now. RIP my brother, your Sister Pat

Pat Musolf

December 26, 2012

Dave, you are going to be missed greatly, I'm sure you are with Mom and Dad probably playing cards,kiss them both for me. We all lvevnd miss you. Your Sister always, Pat

Pat Musolf

December 26, 2012

Dave you will always be missed, I'm sure you are with Mom and Dad,probably playing cards. We love you and miss you just like we do Mom and Dad. Your big sister, I mean oldest Sister Pat

December 15, 2012

I worked briefly with Dave. He was a very nice and genuine man who taught me alot about cooking. Always professional. My deepest sympathy to all who loved him. Rest in Piece Dave!
Jim Walters(Pontiac, Illinois)

December 14, 2012

We're missing you so much, Dave. Thanks for always making me a delicious meal to start the day, smiling and teasing me about always being on my phone, and just being you. :)

David Schilkoski

December 14, 2012

State Farm is in mourning over David's loss. I got to be real good friends with David in the mornings when he made my breakfast, it will not be the same anymore. RIP David!!

Pam

December 14, 2012

I was very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I was always amazed at how he remembered exactly what people wanted for breakfast. He would see me coming and would already have my bacon and egg sandwich cooking. He was a nice person and I could see he really enjoyed his work at State Farm. My prayers are with your family Dave.

Linda Deoskar

December 13, 2012

Dave had such a wonderful toughness but such a charming twinkle just below it. I can't count the number of mornings thinking about him and breakfast were the only thing that could drag me out of bed. He always made certain to have my breakfast ready and would take time to make it himself and hand it to me specially. It was almost fatherly and meant a great deal to me. I'm so sorry for his families loss and have felt his passing more than I would have ever expected. I hope he knew how much he was loved by so many people. May his soul rest in peace.

Susan

December 13, 2012

I am another one of those people that saw Dave every morning in the cafeteria. He was always a lot of fun to talk to. I was truly shocked to hear of his passing. My condolences and prayers go out to your entire family during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by his State Farm family.

Teresa

December 13, 2012

Breakfast at State Farm will never be the same. RIP Dave...you were one of a kind! Thanks for making the mornings more interesting.