Bill Sherman Traxler was born October 10, 1925 in Almema, Kansas. He was the son of Azel Ronald and Pearl Picraux Traxler. In the spring of 1933 he moved to Colorado with his parents. He lived and worked with his Dad on the farm until he was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 19, 1944. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He served in the African European Theatre, in the cleanup in Germany, and also in the Asiatic Theatre and was stationed in Japan until April 23, 1946. He received his honorable discharge April 29, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bill married Vera Batterson May 25, 1946 in St. Francis, Kansas. They have three children: Gary Dwayne Traxler, Kathy Arlene Norris, and Randy LaDean Traxler. He has 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 2 step grandchildren.
He served on the Church board of the Assembly of God Church for many years. Bill was a member of the Lone Star school board for 12 years. He farmed and ranched until moving to Akron, CO on Oct. 18, 1996. Bill drove a DAV (Disabled American Veterans) van to Denver, Cheyenne, and Greeley for many years until he retired. He was the DAV Van Coordinator for several months. He joined the Akron Foursquare Church after moving to Akron. He was a good husband to his wife. He and Vera were married almost 70 years.
A funeral service was held Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Foursquare Church of Akron. Interment followed at the Akron Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to the Foursquare Church of Akron.
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