Obit: Dux, William (1863 - 1930)
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Surnames: Dux, Nemitz, Hagadorn, Buth, Dahl, Hoffman, Beyer
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Nov. 20, 1930
Dux, William (17 Feb. 1863 - 12 Nov. 1930)
William Dux died at his home in Neillsville Wednesday morning, Nov. 12, after a brief illness. He had a stroke of paralysis the previous Friday and another on Tuesday from which he did not rally.
Mr. Dux was born in Germany Feb. 17, 1863. When he was 9 years of age he came to America with his parents. They staid at West Bend, Wis., for a year and then came to Clark County, settling in the town of Pine Valley. Here William grew to manhood and was married in May 1886, to Bertha Nemitz, who survives him. When a young man he worked in lumber camps during the winter. He secured land in Pine Valley and gradually developed a fine farm home. He was an excellent farmer, industrious and intelligent in his work and made a success of his business. He also took an active part in the community affairs, for 15 years he was member of the town board, for more than twenty years was treasurer of his school district, for many years was connected with the Clark County Butter Co. and operated its skimming station; he was a director in the Farmers Elevator Co. during the years it was doing business. In all of these positions his good judgment, his honesty and his practical common sense made for the success of the business and secured for him the good will of all who worked with him. He was a man of cool, even temper, a fine neighbor and a kind husband and father. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, and eight children: Frank Dux of Loyal, Mrs. Richard Hagadorn of Globe, Mrs. Herman Hoffman of San Fernando, Cal., Ben Dux and Mrs. Geo. Dahl of Granton; Albert Dux on the home farm; Herman Dux, Globe; Robert Dux, Neillsville. He leaves also 13 grandchildren, one brother, August Dux, of Pine Valley and a half sister, Mrs. Wm. Beyer in Oregon.
The funeral was held Sunday at the home and the Pine Valley Lutheran Church, Rev. J. G. Buth, officiating. The daughter, Mrs. Hoffman, arrived from California in time for the funeral. The pall bearers were the five sons and Geo. Dahl, a son-in-law.
Do not ask us if we miss him,
Oh there’s such a vacant place,
Oft we think we hear his footsteps,
Or we see his smiling face.
A loving friend, true and king
No Friends like him on earth we’ll find
God called him home, it was His will,
But in our hearts he lingers still.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know.
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