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

Contact:  Janet
Email:  stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

----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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Obit: Drescher, Arthur Frank #2 (1925 - 2001)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Drescher, Nichte, Farrand, Malloch, Cash, Knoop, Raine, Beyer, Thiede, Hainz, Conklin

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/02/2002 (Scrapbook of Agnes Mohr Hermeling)

Drescher, Arthur Frank (25 March 1925 – 24 December 2001)

Art Drescher, age 76, died Dec. 24 at his home in Neillsville.

Arthur Frank Drescher was born March 25, 1925 at home in the Town of Grant, the son of Arthur William and Martha (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 was united in marriage to Adelaide (Farrand) on April 1, 1945 in Iowa.

As his family started to grow, Art realized that he wanted to be closer to home, so he bought a cattle hauling truck and drove locally. At the same time, Art and Adelaide also operated a taxi service for the Neillsville area.

In 1956, at the age of 31 Art started working for Standard Oil as an agent delivering petroleum products. Also, around this time, he began spraying the corn crops for local area farmers and because he had taken some HVAC classes after high school he installed and repaired furnaces. Art, with the help of his family, did this through the 60s, 70s and 80s.

In 1976, Art and Adelaide purchased the Standard Oil business to become an independent dealer of Amoco products. Also, in 1976, they purchased the Amoco station, which was located where AutoStop is currently located, 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, Art continued to have an active role in the family business.

Art was well-known in the Neillsville area, many knew him as “Uncle Art.” He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men. Very rarely did he miss a Men’s breakfast at the church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was very active with the Senior Center. On top of all that Art was involved with, he was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather who went to great lengths to make sure his family enjoyed their time together.

He is survived by his wife, Adelaide; five daughters, Sheri L. Malloch, of Kansas City, MO, Linda (Terry) Cash, of Camp Douglas, Margaret (Steve) Knoop, and Marla (Joel) Raine of Neillsville, and Martha Beyer of Elroy; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Vivian Thiede of Appleton; one brother, Norman (Marie) Drescher, of Tomah and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Trent, his parents and a brother, Donald.

Funeral services for Art were held December 28, at the United Methodist Church at Neillsville. Pastor Craig Conklin officiated. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Terry Cash, Steve Knoop, Joel Raine, Richard Hainz, Jeremy Knoop and Jason Raine.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Art’s family with arrangements.

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