Jeffrey D.J. Cox, age 78 of Yorkville, IL passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. He was born on November 15, 1942 in St. Paul, MN the son of Charles E. and Ila V. (Hutchens) Cox.

Mr. Cox was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. Jeff was a longtime member having held many offices of the Yorkville American Legion, Post #489. He was the longtime owner of his own catering business in the Yorkville area. Jeff was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Jeff is survived by his children, Rock (Katrina) Cox of Mokena, IL and Wendy Herrera of Longmont, CO; his five grandchildren, Juliana Herrera, Dominic Herrera, Elijah Young, Neil Cox and Lucy Cox; his sister, Marcia (Eugene) Bortmess of Madison, WI; also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ila Cox; and his brother, Dennis Cox.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 North Bridge Street, Yorkville, IL. Interment will take place at a later date in Minnesota.

Friends may visit from 12:00 PM until the Hour of Service on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the Funeral Home in Yorkville, IL. Please also join the family for a Celebration of Life following the service at the American Legion in Yorkville, IL (purple and gold can be worn to honor the longtime Minnesota Viking fan).

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Yorkville American Legion Post 489 in Jeff Cox’s name. 

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, or (630) 553-7611.

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