Obituaries

Irene D. Luxon

Dec 3, 2019
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Services:

10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 1122 West 11th Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50702

Visitation:

4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019, at Locke Funeral Home

Cemetery:

Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa

Memorials:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her honor to a charity of donor's choice.

Biography

Irene D. Luxon of Waterloo, IA, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Friendship Village – The Landing.

Irene was born on January 28, 1922, to Lizzie (Luze) Dehrkoop and Henry Dehrkoop at their family farm outside Dysart, IA. After graduation from high school in 1939, Irene earned a teaching certificate from Iowa Teachers College. Beginning in 1941, she taught elementary school in several Iowa communities.

On August 8, 1948, she married George "Arlie" Luxon of Fort Dodge, IA. He died August 4, 2013.  The couple moved to Waterloo in 1959, where Irene taught first grade at several schools in the Waterloo school district and retired in 1984. While teaching and raising her family, she attended night classes at the University of Northern Iowa and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1970.

After retirement, she and Arlie enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe, bowling, and spending time with their grandsons. 

Irene is survived by her sons, Bruce A. Luxon and wife Alesha, and Gary D. Luxon and wife Sue, and her grandsons, Alex and Adam Luxon. She is also survived by seven nieces and nephews, and two step grandsons.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Arlie Luxon, and her siblings: Iola Dehrkoop, Marvin Dehrkoop, and Ida Mae (Dehrkoop) Williams.

Irene was a wealth of knowledge on many subjects and a bright ray of sunshine to everyone around her.  She was a long time and active member of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Waterloo, serving on church council and involved with Ruth Circle.

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  1. JOHN GULDNER | Dec 08, 2019

     Bruce,

    I'm sorry to see that your Mom passed away.

    Just wanted to say I'm thinking about you.

    Keep breathing!

    john guldner 

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