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Kenneth E. Lux

July 15, 1932 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 87)



Kenneth Edward Lux, age 87, of Beardstown died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.

He was born July 15, 1932 in Springfield, the son of Fred and Elsie Klingbiel Lux. He married Shirley Ann Carls on August 30, 1953, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown and she preceded him in death on October 15, 2015.

He is survived by one daughter Lisa (husband Jim) Langdon of Cleveland, TN.; two sons Kevin (wife Susan) Lux and Jeff (wife Sandra) Lux of Beardstown; eight grandchildren, Rebecca (Molly) Flowers, Ben and Will Langdon, Liz (Antonio) Delgado, Allison (Josh) Hetzler, Adam (fiancé Kristin Engelhardt), Jed (fiancé Grace Narcisi), and Jake Lux; four great-grandchildren, Adeline and Ansel Hetzler, and Peter and Lydia Delgado; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers Charlie and Fred Lux.

Kenny graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1950. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for CIPS as a substation electrician, retiring after a 40-year career. Kenny was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown and had a talent for singing. He enjoyed listening to music, working on small engines, and playing in his vegetable garden. After retiring he was gifted the daily task of turning on the pizza oven at Benny’s in Beardstown. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Private family services will be held with burial in the Beardstown City Cemetery.  An informal visitation will be held from 3-5 PM Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Due to the current health situation and to comply with social distancing requirements a limited number of individuals will be permitted at one time in the funeral home. We are encouraging friends to leave a condolence or memory for the family on our website at

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Informal Visitation
May 17, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618

Private Services

Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618


Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
331 S. Main St., Virginia IL 62691
Tel: 1-217-452-3057

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