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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Myron (Mike) Rux, age 90 of Rockford, MN. He passed away peacefully on December 23, 2023 at United Hospital where he was admitted for a brief time and never regained consciousness.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Rux; mother, Mabel Harff Rux; and son, Rick Rux all of Rockford, MN.

He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Ellie Morin Rux; children, Julie Patnode (Randy) of Minnesota, Lonny Rux (Lene) of Hawaii, Sandy Scarnato (Bill) of South Carolina; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and also many relatives whom he loved very much.

He was a graduate of Rockford High School, then served in the Army and went on to work for FMC where he retired after 45 years. He loved to travel, read, watch old westerns, research his family tree and continue to learn about the history of his country.

He had many hobbies and was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed his Grain Belt beer and his many friends at Billy’s and his kind neighbors, Perry and Linda Rux. Mike played amateur baseball from 1948-1973; he was inducted into the North Star Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. We will all miss him very much; he was an amazing man.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be determined at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Arlene (Rux) Johnson

    Sending my sincere sympathy to you, Ellie and your family. My cousin Mike will be deeply missed.

    Please call me when you know when his celebration of life will be.

  2. Shirley Zachman

    I am soooo sorry to hear this. I have many, many great memories with Mike and the family. RIP Mike and prayers for you, the family and friends. ❤️

  3. Melanie Erickson

    Mike was a humble ‘ special man with unprecedented dignity. Rest in peace 🙏

  4. vicki swanson

    I so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike & my mom Delilah Swanson were cousins. My grandma Lydia always so well of Mike.

  5. vicki swanson

    My grandma Lydia always spoke so well of Mike.

  6. Bob Terlisner

    Prayers and condolences for the Ruxs family. Like many at FMC I saw a whole lot of people,but knew few outside weldment. I don’t know that I ever met Mike . But I see here he was a Veteran I am honored to have worked at the same place for 37 yrs myself with a fellow Vet. Myron made a difference , RIP. Myron (Mike ) E.Rux. Your tour is over.

  7. Terri (Orgon) Bentler

    Mom and dad are saddened to hear of Mike’s death. There are many memories and stories dad and Mike shared. They will likely not be able to travel for a memorial service, but be assured Mike is dearly missed and remembered with great love. Don and Marge Orgon

  8. Scott soukup

    I am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. My condolences and prayers go out to the entire family. Mike and I would always say hello to one another at Billy’s. I will be raising a premium in his honor!

  9. Michele Cady

    Ellie and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I got the pleasure of working with Mike for a few years. Great man. Ellie, You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Sharon Kasper

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mike was a handsome, quiet man. Prayers for your family.


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