- 86 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 24, 1925
- Date of passing: Feb 6, 2012
|Let the memory of Raymond be with us forever|
Raymond Lux 86, of West Point, died Monday, February 6, 2012 at West Point Living Center.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Reverend Gerald Gonderinger and Reverend Tom Lux concelebtating. Burial at St. Michael's Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday with public wake and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the 35th Infantry Division Assoc.
Raymond Joseph Lux was born March 24, 1925 at David City to H.J. *Joe* and Clara Sieverding Lux. He grew up and attended schools at Surprise, NE, before the family moved to Iowa where Raymond graduated from Grand River High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Army serving with the 35th Infantry Division. He fought in England and France and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. In 1950, Ray moved to West Point. On July 22, 1952, Raymond married Kathryn Reimers at St. Mary*s Catholic Church in West Point. The couple raised their family in West Point. Ray worked as an electrician and in refrigeration in his own businesses, Ray's Electric and West Point Electric. He also was employed at Wimmers. He retired in 1989.
Raymond was a member of St. Mary*s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and attending Army reunions. He wrote a book titled *Memoirs of WWII*.
Survivors include his wife Kathryn of West Point, daughters Elizabeth (Steve) Walker of Grand Island, and Margaret (Rich) Siel of Franklin, sons Joseph (LoAnn) of Rapid City, SD, Robert (Mary Anne) of Sioux Falls, SD, Dennis (Colleen) of Omaha, Dr. David (Mary) of Norfolk, and Patrick (Jayce) of Kearney, sisters Dorothy Alvine of Boulder, CO, Mary Kopocis and Sr. Terese Lux O.S.M, both of Omaha, brothers Jim (Marie) of West Point, Tom (Adrienne) of State Road, NC, grandchildren Anthony, Tim and Nick Lux, Mercedes Lingen, Andy, Claire, and Charlie Lux, Seth, Bryce, and Simon Walker, Zach, Luke, and Jake Siel, Paul, Peter, Therese, and Raymond Lux, Amanda, Joshua, and Christopher Lux, great-grandchildren Aurora Lingen and Theodore Lux. He is preceded in death by his parents, infant son, Peter and an infant granddaughter, Kristy Jo Lux.
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