Friday, May 1, 2009

My Grandpa

Howard A Trexler

Howard A Trexler

1922 ~ 2009

Howard A Trexler, 86, of Pleasant Grove passed away Wednesday April 29, 2009. He was born July 21, 1922 in West Lawn, PA to Howard A and Helen Trexler. He married Sarah Jane Gardner on December 5, 1944 in West Lawn. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

Howard grew up in West Lawn and attended school where he graduated from Wilson High School. He was Junior Class Vice President and Senior Class President. He was also involved in the Safety Club and the Hi-Y Club. He joined the U. S. Army Air Corp. and served during WWII.

He met Jane while they were both serving in the military and later moved to Utah to raise their eight children.

He retired from the Utah State Prison as a Corrections Officer after 18 years of service.

His interests included collecting coins, genealogy, fishing, camping, dutch oven cooking, and traveling with the Good Sam Club. He was an active member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by his children: Glenn (Patty), David, Sandee (Roy) Higgins, Gerald (Nancy), Ron, Merri, Kathy (Robert) Kresser; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane; daughter, Patti; great-granddaughter, Kayla; and grandson, Daniel.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary and on Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 72. Condolences may be sent to the family at

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Alpine Valley Care Center and Hospice for Utah for their kind and loving care of Howard. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you take your loved ones out to dinner to create a memory.

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Lorie said...

Dani...thank you for giving us a glimpse of your grandfather. Knowing you, I know he was a wonderful man and he will be missed dearly. Lots of hugs and love to you!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Aww, big hugs to you, girlfriend. I loved my grandpas to pieces. I know how difficult this must be for you. ((hugs))

Lynn said...

Dani I'm so sorry to hear of your Grandpa's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Risa said...

Hello Dani,
I am so sorry for your loss dear. Both you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless

Courtney said...

Much love to you, my friend!

Kristine B. said...

My heart goes out to you. He sounds like he lived a full life and I'm sure you hold many special memories of him. Hugs xXx

Stein Family said...

Oh Dani, I'm so sorry to hear this. I've been away and am trying to catch up on reading. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.