Longtime Delta County resident Donald S. Laux died Sept. 16, 2017, at his home. He was 89.
He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Indiana to Louis and Veronica (Ellic) Laux. He attended school in Ohio, graduating from Palestine High School in 1945.
On April 25, 1970, he married Dorothy Toelle in Delta.
Mr. Laux served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge, Delta Trap Club and Stengel's Gun Club. He enjoyed farming, motorcycles, traveling and shooting his guns.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Laux of Crawford; three sons, Donald (Teresa) Laux of Pueblo, Daniel (Joyce) Laux of Paonia and Arden (Melissa) Hasemann of Greeley; three daughters, Victoria Wasson of Colorado Springs, Judy (Bryan) Critchlow of Divide and Denise Wadley of Crawford; one brother, Harold Laux of Greenville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.