Virgil Maurice Loux, 83Published 5:22pm Saturday, December 7, 2013
Virgil Maurice Loux, 83, of Austin, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was born May 6, 1930, in Jewell, Iowa, to Charles and Bertha (Stueland) Loux. After graduating from Austin High School in 1947, Virgil married Darlene Bos at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin on Dec. 2, 1950. The couple raised two sons. Virgil served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954, serving in the Korean War as a corporal. He was a radio man during his time in Korea. Upon his discharge, he was employed by Gordon Electric, and then Fox Electric as a master electrician, retiring in 1990. A member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Eagles Club, Virgil enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, and fixing everything.
Survivors include his sons Ricky (Pam) Loux, of Stewartville, Minn., and Mark (Cynthia) Loux, of Austin; three grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary, and Emily; three step-grandchildren Christopher, Mark, and Michael Wilson; three step-great-grandchildren Jackson, Brayden, and Greysen Wilson; his sister, Thelma Mack, of Banning, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bertha Loux, his wife Darlene Loux on April 19, 1994, two brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Rev. Thomas Ogilvie officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 at Worlein Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.