Visitation3:00-8:00pm on Friday, March 3rd at the Oâ€™Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street in Baldwin WI
Funeral Services11:00am on Saturday, March 4th at the First Reformed Church, 1120 11th Avenue in Baldwin WI
Kevin Gregory Loux, age 61 of Baldwin, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 23rd at Western Wisconsin Health Campus. Kevin, known affectionately to many as “Louxie” and “DeLoux”, was born February 10, 1956 in Hudson WI to parents Gregory Earl and Delphine Marea (Knoff) Loux. Kevin grew up in the lower St. Croix Valley and attended schools in the Stillwater School District, graduating from Stillwater High School with the Class of 1974. Kevin also attended 916 Voc-Tech School pursuing tech classes in auto body repair. Around 1976, Kevin joined the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Dept., where he embarked on a calling to the fire service, beginning a career that would last over 40 years. After serving with the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Dept., Kevin moved to Wisconsin where he joined the Baldwin Fire Dept., which later became United Fire and Rescue District. While a member there, Kevin attained the rank of Assistant Chief, earning the respect and admiration of firefighters throughout all of St. Croix County and beyond.
On November 18, 1978, Kevin would be united in marriage to Jane Simmelink. Their union in marriage would be blessed with a son, Ben. Those who know Kevin, know that he was a loving and devoted dad, not to mention a friend and a hero, to Ben. Kevin was a long time employee of the Donaldson Company in Baldwin WI, where he worked as a Senior Machinist.
Above all, Kevin was Kevin! He enjoyed animals, riding horses, participating in the Camp Courage Wagon Train, watching NASCAR racing, and spending time with family. Kevin was ahead of his time as a recycler – there wasn’t a piece of scrap that he couldn’t see value in. Kevin truly lived life, valued happiness, and shared it with others. Kevin loved socializing, and always made friends. If you were ever in need of a good joke, a good story, or a good friend, Kevin and his larger than life smile would always come through! He will missed and remembered by many.
Kevin is survived by his son, Benjamin Anthony (Aimee Stiegler) Loux; his mother, Delphine Fulton; his step-mom, Ellie Loux; his former wife and mother to his son, Jane Loux; his siblings, Kimberly (Howard) Dean, Scott (Adeline “Gussie” Carroll) Loux, and Leslie Loux; nieces and nephews, Angie, Allison, Melissa, Kiley, Skye, Tristin and Jason; his North Dakota family; his brothers and sisters of United Fire and Rescue; other relatives, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Greg Loux; grandparents, Lucy (Tony) Knoff, Gert (Earl) Loux, and Margaret (Bill) Schafer.
Funeral Services for Kevin Loux will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the First Reformed Church, 1120 11th Avenue in Baldwin WI, with Pastor Tim Sluiter officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church, and also from 3:00-8:00pm on Friday, March 3rd at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street in Baldwin WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials honoring Kevin may be given to the United Fire and Rescue District, where funds will be used towards fire education and specialized equipment. Services are in the care of the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin, WI. 715-684-3434