Obit: Dux, Harris John (1928 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Dux, Bub, Olson, McGee, Jewell, DeLuca
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 8, 2010
Dux, Harris John (24 March 1928 - 31 August 2010)
Harris John Dux, 82, of North Hudson passed away Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2010, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul after suffering a stroke three days prior.
He was born the son of Otto and Amanda (Bub) Dux, March 24, 1928, in Neillsville. As a young man, he was a talented musician. His family started a band, in which he played the trumpet. Quite often Harris would go to school, come home to do farm chores and then go off to rehearse or play with the band. Too young to join the army, Harris was able to serve in the National Guard. He was united in marriage to Mary D. Olson Dec. 3, 1952, in Baldwin.
A budding businessman, Harris built and owned an A & W, and then a cheese factory in the small town of Colburn. In 1963, he began working with Nash Coffee in Hudson. Harris went on to sell commercial food equipment to restaurants and institutions, working with companies such as General Foods, Litton Industries and Northstar Agency in the 1990s; currently, he was working with his business partner and friend, Mike DeLuca. Harris primarily worked in the Midwest, but he would also travel throughout the U. S. His work was definitely "in his blood;" it was not uncommon for vacations to be mixed with work. He was highly respected in his industry. In his free time, he enjoyed many years of fishing, hunting and camping.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Amanda, and his sister, Julie.
Harris is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary; three sons, Rich Dux (Susan) of Roberts, Dan Dux of Woodbury and Mike Dux (Tiffany) of North Hudson; five grandchildren, Ann McGee (Tim), Jerry Dux (Jessica), Adam Dux, Jonah Dux and Kate Jewell; four great-grandchildren, Avary, Charlie, Hannah and Logan; sister, Marion; extended family and friends.
A memorial service for Harris was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St. in Hudson. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was private. Services were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral home and Countryside Crematory, 715-386-3725. Condolences may be made at: www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com
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