James E. “Woody” Troxler, 87, Jasper

James E. “Woody” Troxler, 87, of Jasper, died Thursday, October 3, at The Timbers of Jasper. Woody was born in Jasper June 26, 1932, to Myron and Lillian (Eckstein) Troxler. He married Linda Parker February 21, 1958.

Woody was a 1950 graduate of Jasper High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean Conflict era. He worked at Kimball International before becoming a salesman for Aetna Plywood Indianapolis, from where he retired. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, American Legion Post 147, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and hosting customer appreciation shrimp boils and Christmas parties.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Troxler; two sons, Johjn Troxler and Steve Troxler and wife Angie, all of Jasper; two daughters, Julie Plowman and husband John, Colleyville, Texas, and Nancy Hotze and husband Michael, Lansdale, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry Troxler and wife Mary, Batesville, Mississippi.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, John Troxler.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper.┬áMemorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trunity Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. Pastor Jane Hillman will officiate. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

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