Naomi M. Fox


Funeral services for Naomi M. Fox, 96, of Estherville, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with the Rev. Dr. David Ullom officiating. Interment will be at Eastside Memorial Cemetery Estherville. She passed away in Sioux Falls, S.D., at Avera McKennan Hospital on March 9, 2022.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 am., Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Naomi Maxine Fox, daughter of Louis and Grace (Wheatley) Stark was born on April 22, 1925, at home in Emmet County, Iowa.

Naomi graduated from Emmet County Consolidated High School in 1943. On November 11, 1944, she was united in marriage to James Fox in Jackson, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Estherville, where they raised their boys.

Naomi was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Estherville, where she was a deacon for six years and an elder for six additional years. She enjoyed knitting, embroidery, crossword puzzles and time with family.

Naomi is survived by her children Michael (Mary) Fox of Woodward, Oklahoma, Richard (Arliss) Fox of Cresco, Iowa, Terry (Debra) Fox of Broadhead, Wisconsin, and Jon (Patsy) Fox of Indianapolis, Indiana; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Fox, her sister Lois Feger, and a great-great-granddaughter, Olympia Rose Eisenbacher.