Lawrence Drexler,of Antigo, died Monday, August 24, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 82 years old. He was born on June 4, 1933 in Antigo, a son of Anton and Beulah (Walters) Drexler. He married Rosemary Theisen on March 14, 1955 at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo. She survives.
Mr. Drexler served 20 years in the United States Air Force retiring as Master Sergeant on December 23, 1972. He was an airplane mechanic having been stationed throughout the United States, Spain and Thailand.
After retirement from the Air Force, he worked as a meat cutter at Edelman Meats in Antigo.
He was a Life Member of the Leland-Tollefson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2653-Antigo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and shooting pool at the VFW.
Survivors including his wife, are his daughter, Joan (Mark) Zingler of Summit Lake; two sons, Lawrence Drexler, David Drexler both of Antigo; four sisters, Dolores Zimmerman, Jeanette Breitenfeldt, Jane Breitenfeldt, Verna (Donald) Igl all of Antigo.
He was preceded in death by his son, James Drexler, one grandson, two great-grandchildren, brother, Anton “Tony” (Virginia) Drexler, brother, Earl Drexler, brothers-in-law, Joseph Zimmerman, Lawrence Breitenfeldt, Lloyd Breitenfeldt.
Visitation and sharing of memories will be 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bradley Funeral Home and will conclude with the Antigo Veterans conducting military rites.