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INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 - The funeral service for Indianapolis 500 veteran and former USAC open-wheel standout Stan Fox, who died in a traffic accident Dec. 18 in New Zealand, is scheduled for Dec. 29 in his native...

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 - The funeral service for Indianapolis 500 veteran and former USAC open-wheel standout Stan Fox, who died in a traffic accident Dec. 18 in New Zealand, is scheduled for Dec. 29 in his native Janesville, Wis.

The funeral will start at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at the First Lutheran Church, 612 N. Randall Ave. in Janesville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Janesville.

Calling hours are scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28 at the First Lutheran Church.

A memorial service in Indianapolis will take place in early May 2001. Details will be provided later.

Survivors include Fox's former wife, Jean Fox; their children, Marie and Alex; Fox's two brothers, Robert Fuchs of Edgerton, Wis., and Fred Fox of Incline Village, Nev.; a sister, Jeana Fox of Mound, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions can be made to the University of Wisconsin foundation for the benefit of UW Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 8860, Madison, WI 53708-8860 or Children's Foundation Hospital, P.O. Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Schneider Funeral Home in Janesville is handling arrangements. Online messages of sympathy may be left for the Fox family on the funeral home's Web site, http://www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com/obit.html . Click on the "View Memorial" link for Stanley C. Fox and then once on Fox's memorial page, click the "Sign Memorial Guestbook" link.

Friends of the Fox, the head-injury victims' support group founded by Fox after his serious, career-ending accident in the 1995 Indianapolis 500, will continue, said Jack Kerwin, executive director of the organization. For information on Friends of the Fox, call Kerwin at (317) 431-7500 or (402) 571-5651.

-IMS-

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