John B. Hiscox, 65

John B. Hiscox, 65, died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Northfield Moravian Church (Main Street), 317 Division Street South, Northfield. The service will start at 1 p.m. and be officiated by Pastor Barry Lehman.

Interment will be held at Elkhorn Cemetery, Milledgeville, IL at a later date.

John was born on March 27, 1954 to Orval Joseph and Anna Ruth (Hartsel) Hiscox in Freeport, IL. He attended Mount Morris High School and Sauk Valley College and Southern Illinois University, all in Illinois.

He married Karen Sue (Millhouse) Hiscox on December 8, 1973, in Clovis, NM. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sgt. Maintenance Management Specialist from September 18, 1972 to September 17, 1977.

John worked as the safety director for Trucking Industries, retiring on March 27, 2019 and was on the MN Trucking Association Safety Council.

He was a board member of the Mount Morris Camp and Conference Center, and a vice president of the Montgomery Historical Society. He also belonged to the V.F.W. Post 5340 and the American Legion Post 79.

He was also a member of the board of the Northfield Moravian Church, and on the board of the CEC Board of Western District.

An accomplished string instrument musician and lover of music, John was also a member of the Chance Meetings Band and the Backporch String Band.

John was a beloved husband to one, dad to two, father to many, and friend to everyone. His jovial spirit and fun-loving jokester attitude was a steady presence of peace and joy to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. His love of music drew him to wonderful community wherever he was. Whether in Illinois, Wisconsin or Minnesota he was always surrounded with beautiful people, life-giving music, and enough laughter and joy to last many lifetimes over.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of Montgomery; children Jennifer Ann Hiscox (and significant other, Brian Bohner and his daughter, Destiny) of Rochester, and Christopher John Hiscox of Los Angeles, CA; mother-in-law Anna Mary Millhouse of Mount Morris, IL, brother-in-law, Allen (Jill) Millhouse of Mount Morris, IL; niece, Rebecca (Rick) Heuerman of Aurora, IL and their daughters, Lexi and Lia; and nephew, Jacob Millhouse of Dixon, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orval and Anna Hiscox; brother Larry Joseph Hiscox, father-in-law Robert Millhouse, and sister-in-law, Blenda Jean Williams.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund to be determined will be set up.


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