Obit: Drescher, Arthur F. (1925 - 2002)

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----Source: Loyal, WI TRG, Wed., Jan. 2, 2002; pg. 8.

Arthur Drescher

Arthur F. Drescher, 76 ' Neillsville, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at the United Methodist Church, Neillsville. The Rev. Craig Conklin officiated. Pallbearers were Terry Cash, Steve Knoop, Joel Raine, Richard Hainz, Jeremy Knoop and Jason Raine. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Arthur Frank Drescher was born on March 25, 1925, in the town of Grant, Clark County, to Arthur William and Martha (nee Nichte) Drescher. He attended the Reed School and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1943. After school, he began working for advanced Express doing long-distance truck driving. He married Adelaide Farrand. As his family started to grow, he wanted to be closer to home so he bought a cattle hauling truck and drove locally. At the same time, they also operated a taxi service for the Neillsville area. In 1956, he started for Standard Oil as an agent delivering petroleum products. Also around thei time, he began spraying the corn crops for local farmers and installed and repaired furnaces. In 1976, they purchased the Standard Oil business to become an independent dealer of Amoco products. Also in 1976, they purchased the Amoco station, from Mary Ball. They worked out of that location until 1987, when they sold that building, purchased Car Corner and moved to their current location at the corner of Highways 10 and 73/95. In 1990, they sold their business to their daughter and son-in-law, however, he continued to have an active role in the family business. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was active with the Senior Center. Survivors include his wife, Adelaide; five daughters; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, one brother, and several neices & nephews. Preceding him in death were a son, William Trent; his parent; and a brother, Donald. The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.




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