BioA: Dux, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Golden - 1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Dux, McKimm, Carter, Turner, Hagedorn, Hoffman, Lambright, Warlum, Welch

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/30/1977

Dux, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Gloden – 1 June 1977)

On June 1, 1927, Della McKimm and Robert Dux drove from the country through the shale pit in order to be married at the Methodist parsonage in Neillsville. The fact that a new bridge was being constructed on Highway 10 across Black River necessitated the roundabout route.

After their marriage, the Duxes lived in Neillsville for a number of years, then moved to Wisconsin Rapids and eventually to Lancaster, Ca., they returned to Neillsville recently to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary among relatives and old friends.

And sure enough, history repeated itself, with highway 10 detoured once again while a new bridge is being built. Just for old time’s sake, since they were staying with friends in the city, the couple took a reminiscent drive through the shale pit.

Approximately 175 friends and relatives gathered Sunday, June 26, in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church to wish the Duxes well on their golden anniversary. The guests came from Neillsville, Loyal, Wisconsin Rapids, Milwaukee and West Allis, St. Paul, Mn ., and Rockford and Hampshire, Il.

On hand to host the event were the couple’s daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Richard Turner and their three sons, Bob, Tim and Craig of Palmdale, Ca. Helping to make everything just a bit more special was a letter of Congratulations from President and Mrs. Carter at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Robert and Della exchanged their June marriage vows before the Rev. S.J. Lambright. Their attendants were Nelda Hagedorn Hoffman, present for the anniversary observance, and Ernest McKimm, now deceased.

Both the Duxes were born and educated in Clark County. They lived in Neillsville until 1940, while he worked at Warlum Electric and Plumbing and at the Welch Chevrolet garage, and then moved to Wisconsin Rapids where he was manager of Northern Auto Supply. In 1943 the family moved to California. Mr. Dux was employed by Montes Auto Parts store from that time until his retirement in 1971 as manager of the Lancaster store.



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