Margaret Cox

Obituary of Margaret Ann Cox

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Age 96, of Spencer, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at The Waterford in Colby under the care of Heartland Hospice.

A private memorial service will be held at Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Loyal City Cemetery.

Margaret was born on October 27, 1925, to Pauline and A.G. Reineking in Athens, Wisc. She attended elementary school in the Town of Halsey, Marathon County and graduated from Athens High School in 1943. She went on to further her education at Wood County Normal and Stevens Point College. She taught school, did office work, worked in the clinic library and the Spencer State Bank as secretary and Assistant Vice President, retiring in 1987.

She married Vern Stevens on July 19, 1947; they later divorced. She married Fred Cox of Loyal on August 31, 1979. He passed away in 1998.

Margaret was a member of United Methodist Church in Spencer since 1944. Her hobbies included tending to her gardens, doing picture puzzles, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Those who will cherish her memory include her daughter, Nancy Siettmann of Milwaukee; her three stepsons, Fred, Douglas and Monte Cox; her five grandchildren: Sara (Aaron) Scott, Matthew Stevens, Lisa (Scot) Smriga, Paul (Erin) Siettmann and Andy (Lisa) Siettmann; her two step granddaughters, Jamie and Jenny Cox; her 11 great-grandchildren and her sister, Helen Krueger of Schofield along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Pauline Reineking; her husband, Fred Cox; her son, Ed Stevens; four brothers, Adolph in infancy, William, John and Richard Reineking and her sister, Pauline Emig.

If desired, memorials are being accepted in Margaret’s name to Spencer United Methodist Church.

Thank you to the care giving staff at The Waterford in Colby and the Heartland Hospice staff.

Margaret’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit to share thoughts and condolences.

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