Lowell Trexler (96) of Lis

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Published on April 28 2012 8:31 pm

Lowell Trexler, 96, of Lis died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Aspen Creek in Effingham.

Funeral services will be 1:30pm Tuesday, April 10, at Crain Funeral Home in Newton.  Visitation will be from 5-8pm Monday.  Burial in the Trexler Cemetery, Newton.  Memorials to the Trexler Cemetery Renovation Fund.

He was born February 2, 1916 in Wheeler, the son of Edwin Buell and May (Ervin) Trexler.  He graduated from Newton Community High School.  He married Betty Lou Walk on December 28, 1939 and she preceded him in death on August 2, 1998.  He spent his life as a farmer raising grain, livestock and five girls.  He was an active member of Kedron United Methodist Church, Jasper County Farm Bureau, and the Grove School Board.  He was instrumental in the development of the North Muddy Township Water District.  He developed his woodworking skills in his retirement years and left many beautiful pieces for his family.  He and Betty Lou will be remembered for their beautiful dancing.  He also enjoyed bowling and traveling.

Survivors include his five daughters, Lowelle Schaefer of Newton, Diane Scott and husband Steve of Newton, Deborah Mayo and husband Don of Oreana, Rebecca Swick and husband Ron of Newton, and Cheryl Martin and husband Bob of Robinson...six grandchildren...and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents...his wife Betty Lou...brothers Leonard and Fay Trexler...and sisters Oretha McFarland and Charlene Rhymer.