Lion Michael J. Dux, 99, of Denver, passed away September 3, 2019.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida of immigrant German parents, he survived a car/train collision at four years old, which took the lives of his parents and older brother. He and sisters, Elsie and Margrit, were sent to Germany to live with relatives. After witnessing Hitler's rise to power and being bullied for not joining the Hitler Youth, at the age of sixteen, he returned to Florida.   After attending Miami University in Ohio, he served in WWII.  Then an extensive career with the State Department. 
After retirement, he became a member of many of Denver's volunteer organizations. As President of the Denver Lions Club, he participated in the development of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute.  With the Lions, he also served as Club Director, Foundation President, and Trustee and Secretary of RMLEIF.
Although his wish to celebrate his 100th birthday was not fulfilled, his life was spent in tireless work for his family and country and he always remained a loyal, kind, loving, and generous person.
A funeral mass will be held on October 8, 2019 at 2:00pm at Risen Christ Catholic Parish, 3060 S. Monaco Pkwy. The burial will follow at a later date in Jacksonville, Florida.