Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Lux


The  Seattle  Daily  Times
December 7, 1956
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          SHELBYVILLE, Ind, Dec. 7 - (AP) - Peter J. Lux,  74, who was crowned world corn king four times, died today while asleep.  Lux won the title in 1919, 1922, 1926 and 1934 at the International Livestock Exhibition in Chicago.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 4, 1939
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FREDERICK  LUX,  46,
DIES  AT  SISTER'S
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          After having been ill for 13 months with an illness that physicians had been unable to diagnose satisfactorily,  Frederick Lux,  46 years old, a resident of Shelbyville until 18 years ago, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday in the home of his sister,  Mrs. Harry Winkler,  east of Shelbyville on State Road 244, near the St. Vincent church.
          Mr. Luz, who had been employed by the General Electric Corporation at Cleveland, O., until stricken by illness, had been brought to the Winkler home last Saturday.  An autopsy was conducted early today at the Ewing funeral home here by  Dr. R. W. Gehres  and a pathologist from Indianapolis, to determine the cause of Mr. Lux's death.
          A son of  Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lux,  Mr. Lux was born in Shelbyville, and his marriage to  Miss Mary Gordon  took place here.  Survivors are the widow,  Mrs. Mary Lux,  of Cleveland, O., a son,  Robert,  also residing in Cleveland; the sister, Mrs. Winkler, and the mother,  Mrs. Susan Lux,  residing in the Winkler home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday December 21, 1928
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MRS. LUX  DIES;  ASTHMA  CAUSE
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Aged Mother Of  Noted Shelby County Farmers Succumbs
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FUNERAL  MONDAY  MORNING
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Schaf Lux, 84 years old, died at 8 o'clock last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Runnebohm, of Liberty township.  Asthma was the cause of her death.
          She was born near New Alsace, Dearborn county, November 3, 1844, and was the daughter of  John and  Barbara Schaf.  On October 10, 1865 her marriage to John Lux took place, after which they moved to Shelby county.  Thirteen children were born to them, the following surviving:  Matt,  Peter, and  Eddie Lux, of this county;  John, of Bridgeport;  Frank,  Nick and  Tony, of Indianapolis, and the daughter at whose home she died.  Mrs. Lux also leaves 39 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
          She was a member of St. Vincent's Church.  The funeral services will be held at this church at 9:30 o'clock, Monday morning, the Rev. Pierce Dickson officiating.  The interment will be in St. Vincent's cemetery. Ralph J. Edwards is the funeral director in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Terri Sexton


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 19, 1918
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PROMINENT  BUSINESS
MAN  DIED  SUNDAY
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Victim of Influenza With
Which He Was Stricken A
Week Ago -- First Dry
Cleaners in City.
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Following an illness of one week,  Joseph W. Lux,  a prominent young business man of this city, died at his home, 221 north Harrison street, Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock, from a severe attack of influenza.  Mr. Lux, his wife and sister were all ill with influenza during the past week, and his condition had been very serious, altho his death comes as a great shock to his family and many friends.
          Mr. Lux was born in Shelby county, east of this city in the St. Vincent neighborhood, where he spent his boyhood and early manhood.  He engaged in farming for some time until coming to this city where he entered the dry cleaning business, in which he is a pioneer in this city.  He had made a splendid success in his business here and was one of the leading business men of the city.He was thirty-eight years of age.
          Besides his wife,  Della,  who is also seriously ill, he leaves a son,  Jimmie;  his mother,  Mrs. Elizabeth Lux,  and seven brothers and one sister, who are  Edward,  Peter  and  Matt Lux  and  Mrs. Frank Runnebohm,  who reside southeast of this city;  Tony,  Frank  and  Nicholas Lux  of Indianapolis, and  John Lux,  of Plainfield, Ind.
          The deceased was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church here and was also affiliated with the Eagles lodge of Shelbyville.  He was a well-liked man and one with numerous friends, to whom his death brings great sadness.
          Funeral services will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father George {cannot read] officiating.  Ralph J. Edwards will have charge of the burial which will be made in the St. Joseph cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 6, 1894
Page 3, column 2
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          John Lux died at his residence in Shelby township at 8:30 O'clock Sunday, September 2nd, 1894, of heart trouble, aged fifty-three years, four months and nine days.  The remains were buried Tuesday, September 4th, at the St. Vincent's Catholic cemetery.  Services at the Church at eight a.m.  Deceased leaves a widow, nine sons and one daughter.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Terri Sexton

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