David Edward Laux, 91, peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
David was born July 17, 1931, in Appleton to the late Gordon and Rosamund (Gerrity) Laux. On May 3, 1958, he married the love of his life Judith “Judy” in Appleton.
David went on to work for Hewitt Machine until he retired at the young age of 55 in 1987. In his free time, he enjoyed playing cribbage and going on scenic drives with Judy. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending most of his days on Lake Winnebago, especially with his grand kids. He greatly enjoyed hunting, also with his grand kids. He often talked about the big Canadian hunting trips he went on with his son, son-in-law, and grandson in his later years. He was a renowned pigeon racer. Specifically, he was a member of the Valley Racing Pigeon Club and was the 2nd best pigeon racer in the United States. David will be remembered most for his love for his family.
David is survived by his two children: Kevin (Julie) Laux and Amy (Scott) Melendes; grandchildren: Josh Laux and Jaden Laux, Katie (Bradley) Rainbolt and Casey Melendes; siblings: Gordon Laux Jr., Joseph (Pam) Laux, Mary (Tom) Murphy and Kathy (Larry) Fondow; sisters-in-law: Yoko Laux, Carmen Laux, and an abundance of other dear family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Randolph (Emily) Laux, John Laux, Donald Laux, Patrick Laux, Bonita (Cliff) Domro, sister-in-law Lois Laux
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, May 12, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Second St., Menasha. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Laemmrich Chapel, 312 Milwaukee St., Menasha, and again on Friday at the Church from 9:00 am until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.
David's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Compassus Hospice for their care, compassion, and kindness.