Gary K. Traxler, 73 of Arthur, IL passed away at 8:07 P.M. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Arthur United Methodist Church, 128 East Illinois in Arthur, IL. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Arthur United Methodist Church. Rev. Leroy Allison will officiate. Burial will be in the Cerro Gordo Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL is assisting with arrangements.
Gary was born on February 14, 1941 in Decatur, IL. He was the son of Robert Eugene and Dorothy Maxine (Marvin) Traxler. He married Carolyn E. Oliver on February 5, 1961 in Casner, IL.
Gary is survived by his wife Carolyn Traxler; two children, Brian Traxler and Lori Finley and her husband Greg all of Arthur, IL; two grandchildren, Nicole Greuel and her husband Jared of Mattoon, IL and Justin Finley of Arthur, IL and three sisters, Karen Dongoski and her husband Richard of Cerro Gordo, IL, Brenda Powell of Hill City, KS and Kathy Bell and her husband Buddy of Sand, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gary was a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church.
He owned and operated Traxler Ready Mix in Arthur, IL from 1967 to 1992; he then worked for GR Mast Concrete in Arthur and later for Central Illinois Concrete in Long Creek, IL until he retired in 2010.
Gary enjoyed toll painting, camping, watching a good old western on TV, bowling, playing cards and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and his faithful canine companion, Molly.
Memorials may be made to the Arthur United Methodist Church.