Thomas Holland Fox Jr.


December 2, 1938 - April 6, 2016


Thomas Holland Fox, Jr. was born December 2, 1938 in Tacoma, WA to Thomas Holland and Annarose (Horeau) Fox. He attended St. Martin’s Academy and Sturgis High School in Sturgis, SD and graduated from Clifton Springs High School in Clifton Springs, NY. He enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska during the cold war. Tom’s proudest moment was when he broke a Russian spy code.  Following his Army discharge, he attended University of South Dakota and graduated with a bachelor of arts degrees in history and math.  He lived and worked in Chicago, IL most of his adult life as a computer programmer.   Tom was passionate about skiing, bow hunting, photography, history, fishing, technology and motorcycles. He was a life-long learner.  He was a loving brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed.

He is survived by sisters: Patsy Fox of Mitchell, SD, Betsy Sauer of Minneapolis, MN, Loretta Cartwright of Miami, FL; brother, Tony Fox of Milpitas, CA; nieces and nephews: Joe Sauer, Robin (Bill) Gustafson and Brianna (Samuel) Gates, Allen, Tim and John (Jennifer) Lushbough, Nicholas and Rita Sutton, Halley, Meghan, George Gustafson, Annie, B J and Cheryl Cartwright, Scott and Emily Fox; and great nieces and nephews: Brendan and Kael Lushbough, Jack, Ruby and Lily Lushbough.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Anne; and brother, Edward.



None Scheduled


Monday, April 11, 2016
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Black Hills National Cemetery
(at a later date)
Sturgis, South Dakota

Posted by A VETERAN on April 11, 2016
Posted by Vonnie Ackerman on April 9, 2016
Please let me know when you plan to do the service at the Black Hills National Cemetery. I would like to be there.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Vonnie Whitman Ackerman on April 8, 2016
So sorry to learn of Tom's death. He was a good friend of my husband, Bob Ackerman, and after Bob died 3 years ago, Tom would call me monthly to see how I was doing. Bob always said it was Tom who got him through Chemistry at USD. He was a good friend and will be missed.
Posted by Don and Sue Thein on April 7, 2016
Patsy - We were so sorry to hear of Tommie's sudden passing. How fortunate to speak with Tommie and you just a short two weeks before. What a strong man to have survived his health situation for those final years. We will see you all Monday.
Posted by Kari Rickel on April 7, 2016
Patsy- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kari
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