In Memory of

Nyla Lux

June 24, 1938 - January 6, 2014
Nyla Jean (King) Lux, the daughter of Allan and Irene (Swanger) King, was born in Anthon, IA on June 24, 1938. Her childhood years were spent at Cleghorn, IA; She graduated from Alta High School in 1956. During her high school years, she worked at A. W. Woolworth, Arrow Theatre and enjoyed babysitting. After graduation, she worked at the Cherokee County Assessor's office. After moving to Boulder, CO, she worked in the business office at the telephone company. When she returned, she worked at the Storm Lake business office. On November 26, 1960, Nyla was united in marriage to Paul Lux in Storm Late, IA. She worked at the telephone company until starting her family in 1962. She was a devoted farmer's wife who prided herself in preparing at least two hot meals each day for 'the men' on the farm. She lived her entire life for her family. She enjoyed spending quality time with her husband, kids and grandkids. She followed the kids' activities, loved getting to know their friends, and was truly interested in their day to day lives. A phrase commonly heard out of the mouths of the grandkids was 'I'm just hanging with Gramma'. Nyla enjoyed her cardinal and Elvis collections, shopping locally, baking, sending greeting cards, having coffee with friends, watching her birds and squirrels, and keeping up to date with the latest fashions and trends. She will always be remembered for her huge heart, beautiful smile, and her witty remarks that left countless people laughing. She was a member of the Maryhill and IC Parishes. She donated her time to helping find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and Heart Disease. She passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Monday, January 6, 2014, at age 75. She was preceded in death by her fathers, Allan King and Charles Pfalzgraf, her mother, Irene, an infant sister, Donna Marie, and infant grandson, Brendan Lux, and a nephew, Brett Henry. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul; her children, Lynn Rochelle (Todd) Williams, Paula (James) Hoy, and Kevin (Carrie) Lux; she also leaves 8 grandchildren to cherish her memory: Amber (Weston) Shupe, Kayla (Richard) Daniel, Lindsay Williams, Heather Hoy, Devin, Christa, Aleah and Brielle Lux; other relatives and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Nyla's name be directed to the American Heart Association or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 10th at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Father Dan Guenther
Mike Lux Mark Lux Dale Lux Jim Lux Al Lux Steve Lux Steve Rupp Chuck Wiemold John Wiemold Honorary Bearers Gabe Conley Dan Niemeier Steve Peters Chuck Peters
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9 at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Soloist- Don Rupp Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery Cherokee


Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I was so surprised to see in the paper Nyla had passed away. I saw Lynn Rochelle in the family room and had wanted to stop in and see Nyla while my Dad was in the hospital but every time I walked by the door the doc was there or the lights were off or door was closed. I assumed she went home when I saw the empty room Tuesday. I'm so sorry for you folks I always enjoyed Nyla and whenever she was in my office I heard wonderful stories of your family and it was sooo obvious to me how much she loved all of you. I know the last year was tough for her and Paul with their health and how graciously you took them into your homes to care for them and I know that meant a lot to her even thou she hated to inconvenience any of you, she hated missing the wedding of her granddaughter but was beaming when she told me how the wedding party showed up in her hospital room. She was a wonderful gal and I remember how we met when she called me to come see her Mother Irene and what a dear lady she was the apple didnt fall far from the tree. You were lucky to have them in your lives and I know how difficult as it is to lose your mother and best friend. I know she missed her mother so much. God Bless all of you and I know she is smiling down and grateful to have such a loving family. She will be missed.”
- Peggy Hinkhouse
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Knowing Nyla'S vivid closeness to family and friends, and to her Lord as well, it is certain that her's is a departure blessed with intimate memories and Joyful Faith.
I regret absence from tomorrow's funeral having left for the south last Thursday. I'm sure of Peaceful Rest at Mary's Hill and have offered Mass here yesterday for Nyla - and for all of you ~ her 'family beloved'.. With care and prayer. Fr. Gene”
- Gene E. Sitzmann
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about Nyla-our parents were neighbors a long time ago--our Deepest Sympathy to the Lux Family John & Shirley (Warburton) Perrett”
- Shirley M Perrett
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Paul and his family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.Take care
- Deb Medick
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Kevin and family, sorry to hear about your mom.Sending thoughts and prayers your way.”
- Marchele L. Polenske
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy and prayers to all of you. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I know the angels and saints have given Nyla a warm welcome and escorted her to meet Jesus. Eternal bliss is hers!”
- Laurie Dreier
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our sincere condolences to the Lux family at your time of loss. May you find comfort in your faith and of all the wonderful memories of her.”
- Ardell & Barb Dessel
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Paul, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
- Dave and Jane Jensen
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are sorry to hear about Nyla. We know she is in a much better place now. We send our sympathies and prayers from Kansas. ”
- Tim Robinson
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I loved waiting on her when she would come into Valley. She was always so sweet. ”
- Marlys Anderson
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Very sorry to hear about Nyla. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Lux family. Take care! ”
- Bryan & Kathy Donaldson
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Kristian had so much fun playing on the farm with Lyndsey and having Nyla put their hair in pin curls.:) God Bless.”
- Jani Solko
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! ”
- Tonya and Kelly
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Nyla was quite a gal---holdfast to your memories.”
- Tricia Vredenburg
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with you through this difficult time”
- Jerry and Vicki Menke
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Paula and are in our prayers during this difficult time. The pain will pass, and the memories you will have forever. Love you!”
- Gordon & Deb Thompson
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