VIRGINIA M. DREXLER
MORTON - Virginia M. Drexler, 90, of Morton, passed away Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.
Virginia was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Pekin, to Bernard and Elizabeth (Bloom) Callahan. She married Russell Drexler on May 5, 1951, in Pekin. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1999. She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Drexler of Plymouth, Ill., and Dr. John (Elizabeth) Drexler of Boulder, Colo.; and one daughter, Mary (Armand "Gene") Collins of Congerville, Ill. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Kathryn (Col. Jason) Steinkamp of Springfield, Ill., Anna (James) Pavlik of Naperville, Ill., Benjamin Drexler of Washington, D.C., Dr. Nathaniel (Dr. Nicole) Drexler of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Naomi Drexler of Decatur, Ga.; and seven great-grandchildren, Trent Pavlik, Trevor Pavlik, Ryan Pavlik, Alannah Drexler, Meghan Drexler, Jack Steinkamp, and Ava Steinkamp.
Virginia worked five years at Caterpillar, Inc., and later worked for William R. Zimmerman at the Tazewell County Circuit Clerks office.
She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date on Fri., May 17, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton. Msgr. Gerald T. Ward will officiate. Entombment of cremated remains will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Morton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Runners Association, or to Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.
MAY 17. 11:00 AM (CDT)
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1020 S. First