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Francis A. “Buddy” Viox

Francis A. “Buddy” Viox of Ste. Genevieve, died Monday, August 10, 2020, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center in Ste. Genevieve. He was 97 years old.

He was born October 9, 1922 in Ste. Genevieve. He was married to Rita Marie (Roth) Viox on November 25, 1946. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by son, Paul (Esther) Viox, Ste. Genevieve; son, David (Kathy) Viox, Edwardsville, Illinois; daughter, Joann (David) Blum, Ste. Genevieve; son, Jerome (Cindy) Viox, Ste. Genevieve; daughter, Karen (Tim) Grass, Ste. Genevieve; plus 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father, Anton Viox; his mother, Rosa (Bahr) Viox; brothers, Henry Viox, Raymond Viox, John Viox and Anthony Viox; sisters Marie Bader, Leona Basler, Rosella Huber, and Rose Mary Siebert.

Service was at Church of Ste. Genevieve on Monday, August 17, 2020. The Clergy was Rev. Edward Nemeth.

Burial was at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve

Memorials can be made to Crown Hospice or masses

Francis was a lifelong farmer, he enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.

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