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3/28/2014 11:01:00 AM
Sister Mary Frances Lux, S.M.P.

Sister Mary Frances Lux, S.M.P., 84, of Valley City, N.D., died March 26, 2014, in Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Maryvale Convent Chapel near Valley City, N.D. Interment will be in Maryvale Convent Cemetery in the spring.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday in the convent chapel, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City, N.D., is in charge of arrangements.
Sister Mary Frances was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Lisbon, N.D., to Melvin and Frances (Barta) Lux.
She professed he vows as a Sister of Mary of the Presentation on Sept. 15, 1947, in Spring Valley. She graduated from St. Aloyius School in Oakwood, N.D. and then attended St. Andrew’s Nursing School in Bottineau, N.D. After graduating with her nursing degree, she moved to St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley, where she was head nurse in the O.B. department.
Later, she returned to Bottineau, N.D., and began working as food service supervisor at St. Andrew’s Hospital. She then moved to Rolla, N.D., where she served for more than 10 years as the administrator at Presentation Medical Center. She moved back to Spring Valley and worked as food service manager for 11 years. She moved back to North Dakota in 1986 and worked in food service for the poor at the Grand Forks Mission House. She was then asked to go to Les Cotils, Guernsey where she served for eight years on the hospitality staff. When she returned to the United States, she took clinical pastoral education courses at LaCrosse, Wis. and became part of the pastoral care department at St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley until she retired to Maryvale in 2001. At Maryvale she was also part of the hospitality staff for a time.
Sister Mary Frances is survived by her religious community, the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation; four sisters, Leona Marshall of Valley City, N.D., Mary Ann (Bill) Goddard of Plymouth, Minn., Theresa (Jim) Fields of Valley City, N.D., and Margaret (Neal) Bohnsack of Williams, Ariz.; and four brothers, Melvin (Alice) Lux of Salem, Ore., Francis (Louise) Lux of Craig, Colo., and Deacon Charles (Philann) Lux and Lawrence (Barb) Lux, both of Rock Springs, Wyo.
Sister Mary Frances was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard.

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