In Memory of

Paul Anthony Lux

March 25, 1936 - March 10, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA

     Paul Anthony Lux, son of Maydar and Anna (Henke) Lux was born in Cherokee on March 25, 1936.  He lived his entire life on the Lux Century farm west of Cherokee.  He attended Maryhill Catholic School and later graduated from IC School in 1955, where he was an avid basketball player.  He spent his younger years on the farm, learning and working alongside his dad.  After high school, Paul enlisted in the National Guard for 2 years, and has spent the rest of his life farming.

     On November 26, 1960, Paul married Nyla King in Storm Lake, Iowa.  They lived at the family farm where they raised 3 children.  Paul spent the next 60 years building his farm and his family; raising cattle, hogs, corn and soybeans.  He was a lovingly devoted husband and father who took great pride in being a family man.  He was one of those rare famers who started his day long before the sun came up and ended it late into the night hours.  Farming was who Paul Lux was.

     Paul was a member of the Maryhill and IC parishes. He will always be remembered for his love of his family and farming, raising cattle, hunting, fishing, his love of farm sales, playing cards and his collection of John Deere items.  Paul loved refurbishing antique tractors to mint condition and driving them in local parades.  He drove in his last parade this summer at the Marcus fair and farmed up until this last November.  Paul enjoyed many years of raising and training his hunting dogs and was known for many practical jokes and shenanigans (which he passed on to Kevin and Devin).  He had a very generous heart when it came to supporting the grandkids in their sporting events, as well as being a faithful contributor to the Cystic Fibrosis and American Heart Associations.

     Paul passed away at the age of 82.  He was preceded in death by his parents Maydar & Anna Lux, his wife of 53 years Nyla,  a grandson Brendan Lux, brothers Orman & Floyd Lux,  sister Mary Lou Wiemold,  and nephew Brett Henry.

     He will be missed by many, but especially his children; Lynn Rochelle Williams of Cherokee; Paula (James) Hoy of Sioux Falls, SD; and Kevin (Carrie) Lux of Cherokee.  He leaves eight grandkids who thought the world of their “Grampa on the Farm”; Amber (Weston) Shupe, Kayla (Richard) Daniel, Lindsay Williams, Heather Hoy and, Devin, Christa, Aleah & Brielle Lux along with three great granddaughters; Alayna & Maddy Shupe and Macy Daniel.  He is also survived by his siblings Francis Ann Rupp and Joe Lux along with many nieces and nephews. 

     In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made in Paul’s name directed to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Make a Wish Foundation.

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa.

Father Daniel Rupp
Father Eugene Sitzmann

Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service and rosary following the visitation Friday at the funeral home.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery
Rural Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“Lynn Rochell So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad, It is hard to lose a parent. He was a hard working man. God Bless and may the Lord wrap his arms around you all as you go through this difficult time.
God Bless”
- George Powell
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“Prayers and love to all, Always remember the jokester he was, and yes Kevin has followed his footsteps. His calls always had me going,, never knew what to think. Dawn Henke”
- Dale F Henke
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:03 AM
“On behalf of the Holton family you have our deepest sympathy. Paul was a wonderful man and will be missed by his family and many friends.”
- Denny Holton
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:02 AM
“You have our sympathy. The loss of a parent is so difficult, stay strong!

Marlin and Jean VerSteeg”
- Jean VerSteeg
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:16 AM
“Duane and I are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Duane has such fond memories of working for him. He and Duane were kind of cut from the same cloth. They both loved to joke with each other and play jokes on others. Paul will surely be missed by all. Our thoughts/prayers are with you all at this time. Duane & Ruth English”
- Duane & Ruth English
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:16 AM
“Thinking of you at this difficult time. Prayers for all of you as you mourn Paul’s passing. What a nice compilation of photos/memories on the video. They made me smile. You can sure tell he loved his family dearly. ”
- Sandra Allen
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:10 AM
“My sympathy for your loss.”
- Nancy Parrott
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:10 AM
“Our sympathies to your families. Stay strong in your faith, God is Good and will wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.”
- Gordon & Deb Thompson
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:10 AM
“Lynn Rochelle and Paula plus family, so sorry for your loss. ”
- Nancy (Lee) Hofer
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9:16 PM
“So sorry for your loss - Lynn Rochelle, Kevin & Carrie , Paula & James - He was truly a GREAT Dad to you all and Grandpa to his grandchildren. He will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to you and your families.
- Paula Smith
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