Mary Frances Lang was born on January 31, 1923 to Frank and Bessie Lang
of Remsen. She attended a country school near her home and graduated from St Mary's High School in Remsen in 1939.
On a summer's night at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen, she met Floyd P. Lux who would become her husband. They married April 12th 1944 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen and were blessed with 63 years of wedding anniversaries. The couple farmed in the Maryhill area west of Cherokee where they worked hard and provided an idyllic environment for their children to grow up. In 1990 they retired and moved to Cherokee. Mary was an organist at the Visitation Parish for many years and had been an active member of the parish church guild. She was also an organist at Immaculate Conception Church. Mary was active in 4-H programs for many years and was a hospice volunteer. She enjoyed writing, playing the piano and organ, crafts, knitting and gardening. It was always a special day when her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren stopped by for a visit.
Mary passed away at the Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee on Monday, October 21, 2013, at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd in 2007, her brother Paul Lang, and sister Betty Smith, 2 brothers-in-law, Orman Lux, Jim Smith, and Richard Rupp, and a sister-in-law, Janice Lux.
She is survived by her six children: Michael and Janet Lux of Cherokee, Barbara(Lux) and John Boersma of Kearney, Nebraska, James and Catherine Lux of Ames, Iowa, Theresa (Lux) and Steven Conley, Mark Lux and special friend Toni Hymans, Dale Lux and special friend Jeri Johannsen all of Cherokee; 13 grandchildren: Tamara, Bryan and Kristin Lux, Shawn Schmaderer and Chad Boersma, Maria and Thomas Lux, Peter, Calvin and Gabriel Conley, Abigail Kalkbrenner, Brittany and Jaden Lux; 7 great-grandchildren: Quintin, Naomi, Ashlynn, Garret, Ryker, Mya and Brayden; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, with the family present from 5-7 P.M. Thursday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer servive at 7 P.M. Thursday night follwed by a rosary at the funeral home.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery
Rural Cherokee, Iowa