We have recently been informed of the passing of William (Bill) Edward Lux. Funeral services were held Monday, February 11, 2019, at The United Methodist Church in Manchester, Iowa.
Bill was a member of the Hopkinton United Methodist Church and the Manchester United Methodist Church. He served on the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and traveled throughout Africa providing mission oversight. He also served on UMCOR, traveling to the Philippines. Bill served on the Iowa Ecumenical Affairs Committee and was elected to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church from 1984 to 2004. He felt honored to be able to devote 40 years of work and support for many Christian missions, one of which was Heifer Project, which seeded livestock to individuals to improve their food and economic sources. Bill enjoyed sharing his faith and mission projects of the church, speaking to many congregations throughout Iowa and beyond.
Bill served as president of the Hopkinton School Board and of the Maquoketa Valley School Board. He served on the board of Citizens State Bank and was a Former Trustee at Rust College where he served on the Board from 1977-1996 and served on the Committee on Finance and Audit. He was also active in numerous other civic and volunteer organizations.
“Bill took me ‘under his wing’ early in my association with the Iowa Annual Conference and was my advocate at several points. He did that, knowing we had some differing theological views. In my experience, he was someone who truly lived the ideas of Christian service and of diversity within our big-picture unity. How much we need that now!” —Margaret Borgen