Archive for Thursday, August 29, 2002

Louis F. Traxler

1921-2002

August 29, 2002

Graveside services for Louis F. Traxler, 80, Lecompton, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.

Mr. Traxler died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka.

He was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Marshall County, the son of Ralph C. and Josephine B. (Shirck) Traxler.

He worked for a steel mill company in Gary, Ind., in the early 1940s. He then was employed as a school bus driver for the Lecompton schools and also was a farmer and truck driver. He worked for the Southwest Freight Line in Kansas City, Kan., from 1955 to 1978.

Mr. Traxler was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lecompton and the Lane Historical Society.

He married Marie Elizabeth Cottrell on Nov. 26, 1942, in Lecompton. She died June 25, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda M. Orr, Linwood; a son, Richard L. Traxler, Perry; a brother, Lester D. Traxler, Lecompton; a sister, Betty J. Norris, Shawnee; four grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

A brother, John H. Traxler, preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorials to the Lane Historical Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence 66044.

Online condolences may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com (Subject: Traxler).

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