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Ted L. Rux, Sr., age 86 of Lyons, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center – Ionia.  The son of John Albert & Ora Lillian (Hart) Rux, he was born on October 1, 1931 inLansing.  After graduating from Sexton High School, Ted proudly served in the United States Navy and then in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

Ted's various hobbies kept him busy.  He enjoyed beekeeping, black and white photography and flying. For several years, he owned Elk Head Outfitters where he guided hunters on elk hunts in Idaho's Bitterroot Mountains.  He met and married the mother of his three children and relocated to Lyons, where he owned and operated Ted's Auto Body Shop for over fifty years.  Proud of his military service, he was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4646 in Lyons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bob Rux; his brother-in-law, Bruce Sharp; and grandson, Ted Rux, III.

Surviving are his former wife, Beverly (Zemke-Rux) Lindberg; their three children, Diana Rux-Wilson, Michell & Bob Boehm, and Ted Rux, Jr.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; his sister Barbara Sharp; his sister in law, Alice Rux; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Ted’s life from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Lyons VFW Post No. 4646, 223 E. Bridge Street, Lyons.  Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. 

Instead of flowers, Ted would have appreciated contributions in his memory to the VFW Post No. 4646 Auxiliary, earmarked for the kid's Camp Trotter Fund.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ted's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.  


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  1. Jody Kruger on May 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

  2. Jackie Decker-Hagen on May 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    To all of you and especially Diana whom I worked with for many years. To Bev, whom I also have had the pleasure to work with for some years. I am so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing.-á My heart goes out to you all and I know that God has a special place in heaven for your dad. God Bless you all.

  3. Lori Scott on May 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. I am honored and blessed to have known your Dad. He was a Great Man that will be missed. =ƒÿó -á -á
    I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of your Father. You and your family are in Our Hearts and in Our Prayers. -á=ƒÖÅ
    -á~ May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.-á=ƒç¦=ƒç+

  4. Taz - Nannette on May 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I share many beautiful memories with this man and his family that I hold very dear. He loved his country, his children, and the simple beauty of God’s creation Earth. He taught me a lot. He made me laugh with his special sense of humor. He will be missed a lot. Until we meet again my dear Ted.-á

  5. Maureen O'Boyle-Mole on May 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    So sad to hear of Ted’s passing, he was a good friend and will certainly be missed. Prayers for the family.

  6. Constance Rux on June 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    For a beloved Grandfather. May you rest in peace knowing you were loved by many.-á

  7. Expression of Sympathy on June 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on June 8, 2018

    Dear Diana, Michelle (Bob) and Ted, Jr. – Wishing you peace and comfort. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest in peace to our brother and uncle.

    Love Barb (Rux) Sharp, Dave, Jeff and Anne

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