Marilyn Kay (Bunny) Fox

Marilyn Kay “Bunny” Fox, 85, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021 at her home that she loved with the family that she loved with all of her heart. She was born June 13, 1936 at the Emma Ziegler home in Monona, Iowa to parents Agnes (Mista) and Edmund Girot. Marilyn was baptized on March 27, 1937 at the Methodist Church in Monona by Rev. George Turner. She attended church and Sunday school there and was confirmed by Rev. Roscoe Jerald on June 19, 1949. She loved horses growing up and going on trail rides. Marilyn, or “Bunny” as she was nicknamed as a child, attended the Monona School from kindergarten until graduation on May 20, 1954. She also loved playing basketball thru out school and went with her team to State Tournament in 1951 and 1952.

Bunny met Ron Fox at the Luana Prom, whom she was attending with someone else! Bunny and Ron married after graduation on May 30, 1954 at the Methodist church by Rev. Hilmer. Ron and Bunny lived and farmed on the Blaha farm east of Postville. Bunny received instruction and became a member of St Paul Lutheran in Postville, Iowa on December 19, 1954 with the Rev. Charles Witt as pastor. The class Bible verse was from Psalm 122, “I was glad when they said let us go into the house of the Lord”.

During the time they lived on the Blaha farm, they were blessed with three children, David, Debra, and Diana. The family lived on the farm from 1954 until 1966, when they moved to the home farm and farmed there until 2010. Bunny worked right alongside Ron, doing whatever needed to be done on the farm from the day that they were married until their retirement. She was not only a “farmer’s wife” but an equal farmer to Ron.

Bunny enjoyed her family and friends, her garden and her lawn, dancing, bowling, and playing cards. She attended many of her grandchildren's events and would always be called upon first to babysit the grandchildren and then the great grandchildren.

Bunny served on various church committees, spent many hours working at The Big 4-Fair and Dreamland. Bunny also worked many elections at The Grand Meadow School and at The Fine Arts Building in Postville. Bunny loved watching The Iowa Hawkeyes (win or lose).

Bunny is survived by her husband, Ron; two children and their spouses, Debra (Dennis) Moon of Luana and Diana (Ed) Parker of Monona; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Greg) Bahls of Manchester, Iowa, Shane (Heather) Fox of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Dustin Fox of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Steffany (Neil) Sass of Elgin, Iowa, Cody (Bridget) Moon of Urbana, Iowa, Nicole (Mark) Kautman of Monona, Iowa and Anthony Parker of Monona, Iowa. One sister, Joan Gee of Carrollton, Georgia and a sister-in-law, Juanita Mohs of Postville. Bunny is also survived by fourteen great-grandchildren, Chloe, Cambrie and Colby Bahls of Manchester, Iowa, Reed and Kade Fox of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Alice, Sam and Reagan Sass of Elgin, Iowa, Jasmine and Brent Lagerquist of Urbana, Iowa, and Tristen (Kamryn) Kautman of Pender, Nebraska, Wyatt Powell, Mia and Mollee Kautman of Monona, Iowa.

Bunny was preceded in death in death by her son, David Fox in 2003; her mother, Agnes Girot; father, Edmund Girot; aunt and uncle, Fred and Mary Strien; mother-in-law and father-in-Law, Lowell and Ruby Fox; brothers-in-law, Don Gee and Marvin Mohs.

Memorials may be made to St Paul Lutheran in Postville or Faith Lutheran NALC in Monona.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant.

Inurnment will follow at Postville Cemetery in Postville, Iowa.

A luncheon will follow the burial.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

Click here to visit the Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service website.

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