John Roxlau

John Roxlau, 79, of West Point, passed away at 9:03 a.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Aspire of Donnellson (formerly Donnellson Health Center) in Donnellson, Iowa.

John was born on January 20, 1942, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Carl J. and B. Pauline (Stump) Roxlau.

He is survived by his brother-in-law: Roger Kirchner and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; life partner; Dixie Lair; three sisters: Carlene “Connie” Schlicher, Judy Kirchner, Arletta “Rocky” Menke and nephew: Scott Kirchner.

John served in the United States Army. He was a member of the VFW and was a retired semi driver for Wal-Mart.

His body has been deeded to the University of Iowa’s Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

No services are being held at this time.


A memorial has been established in his memory and can be mailed to the family at: Schmitz Funeral Home, P.O. Box 22, West Point, Iowa.


Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with local arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at