Edna Barbara Trexler

May 6, 1920November 3, 2020

Edna Trexler went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 3, 2020, in Charlotte, NC. Edna was born in Fessenden, North Dakota on May 6, 1920, to William and Elizabeth Baier. She grew up in a loving family, the youngest of five brothers and sisters.

She attended the Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND. When World War II broke out, she took a civil service position at the War [Defense] Department in Washington, DC. While working at the Pentagon, she met her future husband, Lee Trexler. They were married in 1943. After the war, they made their home in Charlotte, NC, where they raised their two children. They were long-time members of Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church where Lee served as elder and deacon, and Edna served as “event organizer” for many functions in the Church Fellowship Hall, organized trips for the Friendly Club, and refurbished offices and rooms at the church. After her children were in school, Edna returned to work as secretary at the Derita Elementary School for 20 years.

Mrs. Trexler loved her family and always looked forward to hosting the many family gatherings at birthdays and Christmas. She and her husband stayed busy with crafts and enjoyed many weekend trips to the mountains showing and selling their crafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and sisters, and her husband Walter Lee Trexler, Sr. Mrs. Trexler is survived by her son Walter Lee Trexler, Jr., and wife Judith of Charlotte, her daughter Bonnie Hodges and husband Cleveland of Charlotte, granddaughters Christie Meleski of Leland, NC, and Melanie Trexler of Charlotte, two great-grandchildren, Jarod and Shanna Meleski, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Trexler will be held at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. on November 7, 2020, with Rev. Dr. William Ralston officiating. Due to the current pandemic, the service will be limited to immediate family. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 Sugar Creek Road West, Charlotte, NC 28213.



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Doug Hostetler

November 6, 2020

What a blessing to know Edna and Lee Trexler and family! I made their acquaintance while Lee was staying at Wilora Lake Healthcare. What I remember about Edna was her faithfulness to her husband and family. A good and faithful servant! Always thoughtful to send cards, she made everyone she knew feel special. Wholesome goodness describes Edna and her sweet spirit, as pure as the driven snow of North Dakota! It is a privilege to have known Lee and Edna as the greatest of the Great Generation, just wonderful. And she went to be with the Lord full of years, a centenarian. And so my deepest condolences to the Trexler family. Edna’s witness lives on in you and know that it’s impact is profound!
My love to you all,

Pam Fowler

November 6, 2020

My deepest sympathy to ray and sister lynn I went to school with ray my sister went to school with lynn


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