Loren Lex, 77, of Spring Valley

Loren Lex

Loren Lex, 77, of Spring Valley, died on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1940, in rural Spring Valley to Harry and Francis (Bornfleth) Lex.

He attended school in Spring Valley, graduating from Spring Valley High School in 1959.

On Jan. 28, 1963, he was united in marriage to Joan Riddle, and together they lived in Rochester for a period of time before moving to Spring Valley in 1994.

Following his graduation, he started working for Crenlo in Rochester, where he worked as a spray painter and supervisor. In later years, he also drove a coach for Strains Bus Company, where he drove for tours and sporting events. He retired from Crenlo after 43 years of employment.

He enjoyed golfing, belonging to a golf league in Preston. In early years, he enjoyed bowling as well. He also liked woodworking and the fact that he could hunt on his own land near Spring Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Joan of Spring Valley; children, Teresa (Ray) Spaulding of Rochester, Loren "Tony" (JiaHua) Lex of Cincinnati and Timothy Lex of Zumbrota; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Alex, Raymond, Nathan, Ian, LingJee, Aonica and Joan; one great-grandson, Carson and five siblings, Gust (Margaret) Lex of Stewartville, Harriett (Gerald) Truman of LeRoy, Carol (Roger) Riecks of Chester, Iowa, Laura (Charles) Frank of Spring Valley and Shearam Lex of Spring Valley.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Mitchell, and a sister, Elner Eggerich.

Memorial services for him were held on Thursday, May 24, at Fillmore Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Fillmore Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.