Shirley Loux


Shirley Marie Loux, 90, 108 Wedgewood Dr., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa, Mason City, Iowa.  

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating.  Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the Shirley Marie Loux Memorial Fund.  

     Shirley was born Oct. 3, 1922 in rural Wright County near Woolstock, Iowa, the daughter of Rolla E. and Marie (Hilpipre) Lindsey.    She attended rural schools there.  Shirley married Lloyd Loux on July 14, 1940 in Woolstock.  They farmed in the Woolstock and Garner area.  They had two children, Dennis and Diane.  Shirley worked at the Concord Care Center as a dietician for many years.  Lloyd and Shirley moved to Clear Lake in 1991.  

     Shirley really enjoyed working.  She loved playing cards and “winning”.  Her favorite hobby was “thirsting” and going to thrift stores around the area.  Lloyd and Shirley wintered in Arizona for over 20 years.  In 2009 she moved to her son and daughter-in-law’s home where they had many enjoyable card games.  

     Shirley is survived by her two children, Dennis (Virginia “Tootie”) Loux, Clear Lake, and Diane (Willard) Netland, Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Valerie (John) Burtness, Clear Lake, Vonnie (Scott) Amosson, Clear Lake, Dino (Dawn) Loux, Clear Lake, Jeanne (Jerry Hanson) Helling, Dubuque, Iowa, Jodi (Ron) Claydon, Mesa, Ariz., and Tammy (Kris) Burckhard, Mesa, Ariz.; 14 great-grandchildren, Whitney and Colby Dye, Chase and Cameron Burtness, Jade and Myah Loux, Dustin and Tyler Claydon, Kameron Burckhard, Lisa and Nick Kies, Cody and Rebecca Wolter, and Carter Hanson; three great-great-grandchildren, Kinsey Anderegg, and Colton and Miranda Kies; one sitser, Nadine Rapp, Clarion, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

     Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd (Sept 2, 2004); and brother, Everett Lindsay, Jr.  

     Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements. 

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