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Our History

While our history has shaped who we are, and is the legacy on which we stand within the community, it’s important for you to know just one thing: we are professionals, yet we have heart. We extend an invitation to you to come into our firm, and meet us face-to-face; we know then that you’ll agree.

 
 

1936
In 1936, Joseph and Marie Rush established the J. J. Rush Funeral Home on the corner of Broadway and Fancher Streets. The body would lie in state in the parlor, or living room, of the Rush home.



 

1950's
In the late 1950's the first addition was built along Fancher Street allowing for a more formal chapel space. Areas of the home were still used for business.



 

1960's
The last addition the Rush family completed was in the late 1960's. They created a second, larger chapel area which would now accommodate multiple services at once.



 

1975
Charles and Nancy Lux purchased the business from the Rush family in 1975 and renamed it Lux-Rush Funeral Home. Charles had worked for several funeral homes in the Detroit area before the purchase, bringing extensive experience with him. Nancy was deeply involved in the business while continuing to raise their seven children.



 

1980's
In the early 1980's the exterior painted brick of the original home was removed and replaced. The interior also received major renovations. In 1985 the name of the funeral home was shortened to Lux Funeral Home.



 

1998
Charlie and Nancy continued caring for families until his death in 1998.

The photo on the left depicts how the funeral home appeared after Mr. Lux's death in 1998.



 

The Second Generation
After the death of Charles Sr., and after working alongside his father since 1987, Charles Jr. officially purchased the business from his mother in December of 1998.

It was a smooth transtion of old traditions mixed with new ideas.



 

1999
Some of the first decisions made by Charles, Jr. involved the addition of a brand new chapel, the conversion of the old chapels into new offices, handicap bathrooms, a lounge, and larger lobby area.

His deepest desire was to show to the community his commitment to do his best for the families of the area, and to provide them with warm, inviting, and comfortable surroundings.



 

A New Location
In 2006, Charles Jr. and his wife, Minde, purchased six acres in Union Township, just west of Mt. Pleasant's city limits. The following year, plans were underway to build a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. In the fall of 2007, construction began and by May of 2008, a new facility was ready to serve the community.



 

With A Renewed Focus On Family
Our funeral home, now operated by a second generation of the Lux Family, vows to continue its compassionate and caring service to the families of Isabella County.