Name: Creighton Clyde Fox
From: The Forest City Summit,
Forest City, Iowa
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Funeral service for Creighton Fox, 88, of Forest City was held Friday, Oct. 21 at St. James Catholic Church in Forest City with Rev. Jerry Blake officiating. Burial was in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Forest City with Petersen Lund Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Creighton "Chic" Fox was born on October 20, 1916 in Forest City to Clyde and Jennie (Smith) Fox. He died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 at Concord Care Center in Garner.
Creighton was baptized in the Congregational Church and graduated from Forest City High School. His grandfather, father and uncles built roads in the area with 150 mules and horses. He and his older brothers spent time in the summer visiting the road gang. It was there he was nicknamed "Chic" because he had a pet chicken. The name stayed with him all his life. He farmed with his father and sold Phisters seed corn.
On August 12, 1941 he married Mary Byers of Garner at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He joined the Catholic Church at that time.
The couple farmed five years before moving to Forest City in 1946. He worked at Ralph Bowen Food Store and drove a tank wagon gas truck for Harry Corby's Mobile Gas Station. In 1951 they purchased the Ruby Evanson Mobile Gas Station south of Forest City. They renamed it Fox Trading Post. During this time they raised horses and ponies, owning a registered quarter horse from Tom Elken's Ranch of Grants, New Mexico in the 1940's. Chic rode in parades and trail rides and entered many horse shows. He served as president of the Rainbow Trail Riders in 1952 when the club was incorporated. He was also active in the Garner Saddle Club.
He promoted rodeos, horse sales and professional wrestling matches out of Minneapolis at the Civic Auditorium. He worked at Kayot Forester and operated a USDA licensed kennel for 25 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and having coffee with friends.
He is survived by his wife Mary Fox of Forest City, daughter Cindy Mary and husband Robert of Forest City and son Mike Fox of Denver, Colo.; granddaughters (Monica) Scott Young of Garner, Brenda (Tony) Huebsch of Mitchell, Carla Mary of Bennington, NH, great-granddaughters Amy and Katie Young and Michaela and Courtney Huebsch; brothers B. C. Fox of Wayzata, Minn., Earl "Toad" Fox and wife Vivian of Forest City; sisters Margie (Alton) Brandl of Mason City, Jennie Mae Nelson of Clear Lake and Helen Jean (Al) Dutemple of Urbandale and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kay Fox.