Obit: Rux, Ronald #2 (1935 - 2007)
Contact:  R. Lipprandt
Email: bob@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: BALZ, BOYD, HOFFMAN, HOLZ, KLINGER, KUETHER, LEFFEL, ROSE, RUX, SPIRA, VOIGHT

----Sources: The Tribune-Phonograph, Vol. 47, No. 6, Wed., February 7, 2007, p 7

Rux, Ronald (21 December 1935-26 January 2007)

Ronald Rux, 71, formerly of Spencer, died Friday, January 26th, in Mesa, Arizona.

Funeral services were held February 2nd at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. The Reverend Karl Rose presided. Pallbearers were Arden Hoffman, Leonard Holz Jr., Allan Balz, Dale Leffel, James and Jeff Klinger. The Central Wisconsin Concertina Club served as honorary pallbearers.

Ronald was born December 21st, 1935, in Wausau to Alvin and Helen (Voigt) Rux.

He received his education at Hillside Grade School and was a graduate of Wausau East High School, attended UW-River Falls and UW-Stevens Point. Ronald also graduated from the Milwaukee School of Mortuary Science.

Ronald served in the US Army. He and Barbra Keuther were married August 5th, 1961, at St. Paulís United Church of Christ, Wausau. He owned and operated Rux Funeral Homes in Spencer and Colby.

Mr. Rux was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he had served on the church council. He held membership in the Spencer Lionís Club for 37 years where he held every office including zone chairman. Ronald had been secretary of the Central Wisconsin Concertina Club and in 2005 he was elected to the World Congress Concertina Hall of Fame.

He was also a director for Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Marshfield. Ronald helped organize the Spencer Area Chamber of Commerce and served as president. He also was active in the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association both on the local and state level and had served as a state director for six years.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Barbara Rux, Marshfield and Mesa, AZ; his daughters Carrie (Steve) Spira, Ventura, CA, and Audra (Joshua) Boyd, Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren; and one brother, Fredrick (Linnie) Rux, Mobile, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Marina-Community Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 


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