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Gerald E. Rux, 71

Gerald E. “Jerry” Rux, age 71, of Rockford, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Rockford, the son of Ernest and Minnie (Lange) Rux. Gerald was baptized at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Gerald E. Rux and Lonnie C. Vance were joined in holy marriage Aug. 4, 1962, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Jerry was formerly employed as a mechanic at Murphy Motor Freight in Roseville.

He was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield.

Jerry enjoyed fishing and hunting, and belonged to both the Buffalo and Delano gun clubs.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lonnie C. Rux; children, Dennis (Cristi) Rux of Rockford, and Tracy (Roger) Lee of Watford, ND; grandchildren Nichol, Jessica, Jenny, Taylor and Max; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Vernetta Schmidt and Arlene Johnson, both of Buffalo; and other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Minnie; a brother, Elroy; and two sisters, Jeanette Klonne and Diane Rux.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield with the Rev. Dennis K. Strong officiating. Interment was at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 23 at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Casket bearers were Chad Vollbrecht, Ron Martin, Steve Hines, Brian Kettenacker, Mike Kettenacker, and Mark Kettenacker.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.