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Brian T. Cox

October 9, 1985 August 21, 2018
Brian T. Cox
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BRIAN THOMAS COX was born on October 9, 1985 to Michael and Cheryl (Schutz) Cox at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. He was baptized that same day in the hospital. Brian was raised in Luverne, MN and received his education and therapy services at Children’s Care Hospital and School in Sioux Falls, SD. He has done volunteer work at Rock County Opportunities (RCO). Brian was cared for by the staff of Habilitative Services at the Christensen House in Luverne for the past number of years. This group of caregivers very much became an extension of his family.

Brian loved water play and swimming, tapping blocks together and spending time with family and his group home staff. His family will be forever grateful for the loving care provided by the staff of his group home, the excellent medical care provided by a countless number of physicians and nurses, and the education provided by his teachers and therapists that allowed him to reach his full potential. He loved licorice, McDonald’s fries and chips.

Brian was a very loved and much treasured member of his family. His amazing spirit and will to live inspired countless people and shaped his family in ways that they readily acknowledge and celebrate. Brian never spoke a single word, but his beautiful eyes spoke volumes. He took great joy in some of life’s simplest pleasures and those who knew him will forever be reminded to do the same.

Brian was not created with a perfect body and over the years, seizures and illness took their toll. Despite all of this, he found the strength and determination to recover until this week. It was time for him to rest in the arms of Jesus – to be whole and to be without pain.

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 while surrounded by his family at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Brian went to be with the Lord at the age of 32 years, 10 months and 12 days.

Brian’s beautiful spirit will continue through his parents, Michael and Cheryl; four siblings and seven nieces and nephews, Ben Cox of Luverne, and his son, Micah Cox, Elissa (Andrew) Wenthe of Fayette, Iowa, and their children, Annaliese, Juliet, Cormac and Dashel, John (Sadie) Cox of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and their children, Dylan and Owen; Adam Cox of Luverne, maternal grandparents, Virgil and Mary Schutz of Luverne; paternal grandmother, Kay Cox of Adrian, Minnesota; many other aunts, uncles and cousins; along with the residents and caregivers of his group home in Luverne. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Tom Cox; and aunt and uncles, Kathleen and Mark Schutz, and Don Hoemberg.

Memorials may be directed to the Children’s Miracle Network or the Luverne Area Aquatics Center.

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5:00 PM 8/23/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 8/24/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne

203 E. Brown Street
Luverne, MN 56156

St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne
203 E. Brown Street Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Adrian Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Adrian, MN, 56110

Adrian, MN, 56110

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