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Christian Wilcox

Christian Thomas Wilcox, 23, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, near Mantorville.

Christian was born Jan, 25, 1991, in Rochester, and lived most of his life in Mantorville. He graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 2009. Christian was active in Boy Scouts, and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009, following a restoration project in Mantorville's Riverside Park.

Christian was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing in all seasons, learning to goose call and hunt when he was very young. He mentored others in the sports as well. He enjoyed many snowmobile trips to Wyoming with friends, golfing -- especially an annual family reunion tournament -- and spending time with his friends and his labrador retriever, Riva.

Christian is survived by his parents, Mark and Michelle Wilcox, and sister, Kathryn "Katie" Wilcox, all of Mantorville; grandparents, Ronald and Darlene (Krumwiede) Olson of Eagan and Thomas and Mary (Runde) Wilcox of Mantorville; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 301 Eighth Ave. NW in Kasson, with Pastor Randy Fett officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, also at at St. John's Lutheran Church, and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. There will be no reviewal.

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Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Kasson is in charge of arrangements.