Rev. Fauntie Wilcoxon


Relationship to conference: Retired local pastor and wife of retired elder, Rev. Clair Duane Wilcoxon, who died in 2011. 

Date of death: Feb. 14, 2023 at age 89

Arrangements: A memorial service will be held March 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Aurora, Illinois. The service will be live streamed on the church's YouTube page.

Appointment information: Rev. Fauntie Wilcoxon was licensed as a local pastor in 2004 and served Minnesota churches in Money Creek, Ridgeway, and Witoka. She retired in 2007.

Rev. Clair Wilcoxon was ordained as a deacon in 1957 and as an elder in 1960. He served churches in South Dakota before serving in the Minnesota Conference (at Richfield UMC in Minneapolis). He went on to serve churches in Costa Rica, Argentina, and the Florida Conference. He also worked as a librarian, psychiatric social worker, and professor at seminaries and universities in Minnesota and Florida. He retired in 1986. He later returned to Minnesota to serve churches in Money Creek, Ridgeway, and Witoka.

Rev. Fauntie Wilcoxon was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clair Wilcoxon, and son, Steve Wilcoxon. She is survived by her children, Scot (Patty Engle) and Sandra (Bill DuPree); three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris Forsythe.

Messages of condolence can be sent to Sandra Wilcoxon, 303 Central Ave., Aurora, IL, 60506 or

Memorials are preferred to Recovery International, 1415 W 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523.

An obituary can be read on the website.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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